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Budget 2018: SA now needs to walk the talk

The measures proposed in the budget speech are likely to help SA avoid a downgrade by Moody’s, but will government be able to implement them?

Budget shows willingness to take difficult decisions

Together with the recent change in leadership, this budget should be enough to keep Moody’s on hold.

RAs still a ‘tax neutraliser’ despite budget – Standard Bank

Rather than fret about the tax burden, consumers should focus on improving their financial planning.

‘Least bad’ option for SA is VAT hike

With the inclusion of zero-rated goods, higher income earners will pay a slightly higher proportion of their income on VAT than lower income earners.

Fiscal consolidation crucial in the upcoming budget – Busa

Tax increases seem inevitable.

SOEs now prime candidates for business rescue

Entering business rescue could be the first step to financial rehabilitation.

Why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren’t issuing municipal bonds

Issuances are hindered by weakness in regulations governing the roles and powers of cities’ authorities to raise finance.

Why stocks hate inflation

Inflation hints that the economy is about to slow.

In pursuit of a living wage

The role of shareholders in South Africa.

Entrepreneurs: The extra squeeze goes a long way

How entrepreneurs can get as much business as possible on Friday afternoons.

What it’s like to live in a city without water

Cape Town residents are taking extreme measures to cut consumption during a record drought.

Zuma’s resignation is a South African turning point

If his successor can rise to the challenge, he’ll advance the hopes of a continent.

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai: a brave and iconic leader

The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change has lost his fight against cancer.

SA’s bonds have no patience for time or space

Budget and credit-rating deadlines loom large for foreign investors.

That escalated quickly

The US influence on markets is far-reaching.

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