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Will Gigaba be brave enough to increase VAT, asks expert

2017-05-18 17:49

An increase in VAT of about 1% will result in an additional income for the South African government of about R20bn, explains a tax expert at PwC Africa.

8 Brilliant budget-friendly recipes for the week before Pay Day

2017-04-20 08:00

Potato and onion frittata, beef stir-fry, Sloppy Joe's and more!

Inflation will drop, but consumers will sweat first

2017-03-02 07:04

Although inflation is expected to drop below 5% by midyear, consumers will have a tough time during the first half of the year, says an economist.

Income tax won't generate as much as a VAT hike - analyst

2017-02-23 17:28

The revenue generated by the new personal income tax bracket will still be lower than a 1% increase in VAT, say an analyst.

Worries that ‘sugar tax’ is too low

2017-02-22 17:46

The new proposed tax of 11% might not be sufficiently high enough to deter consumption of sugary drinks, warns advocacy group.

Budget: Sugar tax watered down to only 11%

2017-02-22 16:20

According to the new proposal a can of Coke will cost an extra 48c rather than 80c. But before you rejoice, some beverages that were excluded are now on the list...

SA economy is running out of road - economist

2017-02-15 13:23

South Africa is on a “knife edge” when it comes to the risk of a rating downgrade to junk status, says Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim.

Family fun in New Zealand - on a budget!

2017-02-01 14:12

Snowy mountains, gorgeous beaches, modern cities and sweeping scenes straight out of Middle Earth, New Zealand is geared for both young and old with many family-friendly activities with a thrill factor – so don’t leave the kids at home if you’re looking for adventure!

Six tips for financial peace during the holidays

2016-12-19 16:51

One of the keys to stress-free living in the holiday season is to make a financial checklist, suggests an expert.

Gauteng's R250bn budget prioritises health, education

2016-11-22 14:43

Of the R250bn allocated in the Gauteng budget over the next three years, the bulk of spend will be directed towards the education and health departments.

 

Save on your weekly grocery shop with these 9 no-brainer tactics

2017-05-03 14:30

Raise your food shopping game and start saving.

7 ways to cope with Easter costs

2017-04-09 08:43

The Easter weekend is upon us, bringing with it long family lunches, short holiday getaways and spending quite a bit of extra cash. Angelique Ruzicka offers some advice.

Budget squeezing an already bled tax base – IRR

2017-02-24 05:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget lacked a plan for growth and austerity, adding more pressure to a burdened tax base, says IRR chief operations officer Gwen Ngwenya.

Moody's flags govt's debt guarantees as a risk

2017-02-23 13:24

Ratings agency Moody's says that government guarantees to GDP still pose a risk to the fiscal position.

#Budget2017: Naamsa responds to Gordhan's speech

2017-02-22 17:09

'Naamsa would have preferred to have seen more emphasis on a number of priorities including the imperative of cuts in government expenditure,' says the organisation's president Mike Whitfield.

5 Wallet-friendly recipes to enjoy while you watch Pravin Gordhan's Budget speech

2017-02-21 16:55

These gems are ideal to make for the 2017 budget speech that takes place today.

7 Budget-friendly restaurants to try in Joburg

2017-02-06 16:11

We all feel the pinch at some point, but good food should still prevail.

It’s going to be a taxing year

2017-01-08 07:44

The fate of at least two far-reaching new taxes will be announced in February when the finance minister delivers the Budget Review.

Don't expect Treasury bills to plug Zim budget deficit - Chinamasa

2016-12-08 16:14

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the country needs to move away from issuing Treasury bills as a measure to plug its $1.1bn budget deficit.

Gauteng economy to grow by only 0.8% in 2016

2016-11-22 13:55

South Africa's economic powerhouse Gauteng is forecast to grow by only 0.8% this year, say officials from the province's Treasury department.

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