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Unresolved public sector wage bill clouds MTBPS

24 Oct 2020 /  Nazmeera Moola   20
But detail needed on other spending cuts.

Four more things to watch out for in the medium-term budget

15 Oct 2020 /  Sanisha Packirisamy and Herman van Papendorp   8
Debt, policy uncertainty, structural reforms and SA's sovereign rating.

Five things to watch out for in the medium-term budget

14 Oct 2020 /  Sanisha Packirisamy and Herman van Papendorp   5
We expect real growth to average -0.8% between 2020 and 2023 vs Treasury’s June forecast of -0.4%: Momentum Investments

Mboweni asks Parliament to postpone mini-budget

13 Oct 2020 /  Wendell Roelf and Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters   1
By a week, from October 21 to 28.

MTBPS: tough decisions await

12 Oct 2020 /  Busi Mavuso   9
Budget cuts are essential - but they should be made at SAA rather than at institutions like the National Prosecuting Authority and Statistics SA – BLSA CEO.

Mboweni: Close the hippo’s mouth or face Argentina-like debt crisis

9 Oct 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   40
Fiscal crisis is on its way by 2024/25 if serious action is not taken, says Finance Minister.

The budget in seven charts

25 Jun 2020 /  Larry Claasen    10
They're not pretty pictures.

Tax collections worse than expected

25 Jun 2020 /  Amanda Visser   16
SA is expected to miss its target for the year by more than R300bn.

No word on public sector wage bill in adjustment budget

24 Jun 2020 /  Tebogo Tshwane   7
Government and labour have been at loggerheads since Mboweni made a move to renege on 2018 wage agreement in February.

SA’s finances as a household budget

24 Jun 2020 /  Ryk van Niekerk   9
If the monthly income was R91 625, SA's monthly shortfall would be nearly R60 000.

Zero-based budgeting: SOEs in the firing line

24 Jun 2020 /  Tebogo Tshwane    21
Treasury has asked departments to identify entities which can be rationalised; seeks R230bn in spending adjustments.

Rand holds steady following emergency budget

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   1
After weakening marginally in early morning trade.

SA’s budget deficit hits record 15.7% of GDP

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   9
Compared to February budget forecast of 6.8%

LIVE ARCHIVE: Post Supplementary Budget press briefing

24 Jun 2020 /  Footage: Courtesy of GCIS   1
Media puts questions to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

Read the Supplementary Budget speech and Budget Review in full

UPDATE
24 Jun 2020 /  Footage: Courtesy of SABC   10
LIVE Archive: Minister Tito Mboweni's speech.

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