ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET2019

#Budget2019: Employment incentive tax will boost entrepreneurs, job creation, says SME expert

2019-03-03 19:30

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has taken steps towards curbing youth unemployment and assisting entrepreneurs in hiring staff, says the spokesperson for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Treasury: No economic forecast is perfect, but ours is better than others

2019-03-01 13:35

Treasury has responded to criticisms that it is too optimistic in its economic growth forecasts.

Reducing public servant headcount will compromise service delivery, MPs hear

2019-02-28 21:29

An economist has warned that early retirement packages awarded to public servants could place an additional burden on the fiscus.

Mboweni's Budget - The most popular stories, chosen by you

2019-02-28 07:38

From Eskom receiving billions in financial support to how sin tax will affect you, here are Fin24's top stories from Budget 2019.

A first-timer’s guide to investing offshore – tax-free

2019-02-28 06:01

With taxpayers still having an annual R33 000 tax-free savings allowance post Budget 2019, Iain Anderson gives the low-down on why it may be a good idea to invest this tax break offshore – and how to do it with ease – even as a beginner.

No more room for govt to raise taxes - economists

2019-02-27 17:53

Raising taxes won't necessarily increase tax revenue, members of Parliament heard.

Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies in Budget speech - tax expert

2019-02-26 07:24

In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies to address some of their most important concerns, says David French, director of tax consulting at Mazars.

Mboweni likely realised a tax ceiling has been reached in SA

2019-02-25 07:06

Budget 2019 seems to show an acceptance that taxation levels have reached a ceiling, says Melanie Milleskie, tax expert at Deloitte Africa.

There is 'no opportunity for corruption' at IPP procurement office, says Radebe

2019-02-24 11:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.

#Budget2019: You can bet on a gambling levy - tax experts

2019-02-23 08:30

A "gambling levy", to mitigate the negative effects of excessive gambling, was again proposed in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2019 Budget speech.

 

Mboweni seeks court order to set aside Public Protector remedial action against Mogajane

2019-03-01 15:27

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed a court application to set aside Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane's remedial action against Treasury's Director General Dondo Mogajane.

Treasury: If Eskom's turnaround plan is 'credible' SA can maintain its credit rating

2019-03-01 11:34

There is still uncertainty about the financial support Eskom requires, as it hinges on the power utility's tariffs, members of Parliament heard.

Cabinet hails Budget, interventions at Eskom

2019-02-28 16:32

A Technical Operations and Maintenance Review Team for Eskom will be announced shortly, Cabinet said.

Budget Review: Everything you need to know about how Budget2019 affects your pocket

2019-02-28 07:14

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced no increases in income tax rates and the VAT rate will remain unchanged, but this does not mean taxpayers will go unscathed.

SA's roads overlooked in Mboweni's budget, says industry body

2019-02-27 21:30

South Africa's road network is one of the pillars of our economy, and should have featured prominently in Budget 2019, says an industry body.

Tito and the fourth industrial revolution

2019-02-27 08:13

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has hinted that SA will need to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and that this will inform some of the decisions taken in the Budget.

SA is already looking like junk in the CDS market

2019-02-25 13:34

The consensus among economists is that South Africa will hold onto its investment grade status for the time being. Derivatives traders are not so sure.

Agriculture could go same route as Eskom without investment - FNB economist

2019-02-25 06:25

Lack of investment in infrastructure that supports the agriculture sector could see it take the same route as Eskom, senior agricultural economist Paul Makube has warned.

The Sunday Read: What we know about the Eskom unbundling so far

2019-02-24 09:27

Here is what we know so far about what the Eskom unbundling means.

#Budget2019 was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn’t a good thing

2019-02-23 07:00

Budgets are, inevitably, political, not only because they decide how the people’s money is spent but because they are products of political choices, says Steven Friedman.

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