ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET

#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: We have not introduced austerity measures

2019-03-01 16:49

While the fastest-growing area of spending is debt servicing costs, spend on community development, learning culture, social development and health are still above inflation.

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.

Hey, big spenders! The millions spent on ministries

2019-02-28 18:01

An economist has suggested if departments limit spend on their ministries to R4m - as Treasury does - it could save the fiscus R1bn.

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.

8 Essential items to add to your shopping trolley this month end

2019-02-28 07:12

Read this before you head out to the shops!

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.

 

Treasury: SARS is paying out more VAT refunds

2019-03-01 18:05

More people are filing VAT refund claims, which reflects that people believe they will get their refunds back.

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.

Wits student nabs R150 000 for Budget speech essay

2019-02-28 19:08

A Wits student has walked off with R150 000 in his pocket, for writing an essay that tackled thorny problems Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faced in his Budget speech this year.

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.

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