Tips for Pravin roll in ahead of mini-Budget

2016-10-08 12:12
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (GCIS)

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (GCIS)

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Cape Town - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's invitation for suggestions on how to fund university education was quickly taken up with ideas pouring on to the Treasury's Facebook page.

''Cut the spending on the army, don’t allow the president to buy a new plane,'' wrote Marius Greeff.

''Performance based on Grade 12 results. 80% - 90%+ = free year education. 50%, 60% and 70%+ prorated. Can be a point based system,'' wrote Sue MacDermott Geyser.

Siphamandla Lukhele's contribution included: ''...The money the Government is going spend on an unnecessary nuclear deal can fund free education for up to 15 years, so please reprioritize!''

Gordhan issued the invitation to comment on the Treasury's  Facebook page ahead of his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTPBS), also known as the mini-budget, on October 26.

In a statement released on Friday, the Treasury said that in the light of the global economy and South Africa's own financial issues, Gordhan in particular wanted public views on:
a. Funding of free tertiary education;
b. How South Africa can achieve inclusive economic growth;
c. How South Africa can use its resources to ensure efficiencies; and
d. How the government, civil society, unions and business can work together to achieve the country's economic objectives.

Contributions can be sent through:
Facebook: National Treasury South Africa
Twitter Handle: #MTBPS2016 and Follow @TreasuryRSA
National Treasury website: MTBPS 2016 TIPS.

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