ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET 2017

Controversial Presidential Fiscal Committee only 'advisory' - govt

2017-11-14 17:40

Government says the Presidential Fiscal Committee - established in September – is only "advisory" and has not usurped Treasury's role in crafting the budget.

Clover ices new projects to head off sugar tax

2017-03-05 06:00

Company will instead focus on researching ways to develop and produce a new range of drinks.

Populist rhetoric will come back to haunt you

2017-03-01 08:43

In politics, if you want to know what is going on, you often have to stay in the room after the meeting to see who huddles together, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Editorial: Gordhan’s hopeless mission

2017-02-26 06:29

The mood as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented his budget was downcast. He had very little room to manoeuvre because of increasing debt, lack of economic growth and poor revenue collection.

Budget 2017: The wealthy will pay more

2017-02-23 12:14

A new tax bracket for high-income earners and higher dividends tax were some of the answers finance minister Pravin Gordhan had to finding a R28bn shortfall in tax revenue.

Budget 2017: how you can stretch your rands

2017-02-22 17:48

We're all feeling the grip. Here are some key takeaways from the Budget Speech to help you save more, use less fuel, and cook more cost-effectively.

6 ways your family can save money in SA

2017-02-22 16:20

The cost of living is on the up and up. Here we share some great ways to cut back and save money so your family can breathe a bit more easy.

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WATCH: Six main areas to be covered in 2017 Budget Speech

According to financial experts, these are the six main areas likely to be focussed on during Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2017 Budget Speech on Wednesday. Watch.

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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.

Zuma-Gordhan battle takes centre stage in SA budget

2017-02-21 06:50

A year after President Jacob Zuma began feuding with his Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over control of the nation’s purse strings, the conflict appears to be coming to a head.

 

Gigaba faces R50 billion budget shortfall - economist

2017-09-01 22:00

South Africa’s budget is facing a 'hole' of about R50bn despite tax hikes, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

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WATCH: How debt counselling works, and what you save

Statistics from the National Credit Regulator show that up to 10 million South Africans are severely in arrears on their debt. DebtBusters CEO Ian Wason explains how debt counselling works, and how customers can benefit from it. Watch.

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A unified middle class can help SA

2017-02-26 06:29

To activate radical economic transformation, strong leadership and powerful new players will have to emerge and negotiate, writes Lumkile Mondi.

Agencies sound alarm over state guarantees

2017-02-26 06:02

This week, ratings agencies reacted to the budget speech by raising concerns about the rising government guarantee exposure to public debt, the lack of substantial growth in the country and flagging tax revenue.

#Budget2017: SA fuel levy hike - here's how it will affect you

2017-02-23 10:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced fuel levy hikes in his Budget Speech. The Automobile Association believes the increases are 'cause for great concern'.

#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.

#Budget2017: Fuel levy hikes - here's how to stretch your budget

2017-02-22 14:35

With Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announcing fuel levy hikes in the 2017 Budget Speech, here are some tips for South African motorists to stretch their fuel budget.

WATCH: Why Gordhan won't raise VAT

2017-02-21 19:43

Although a VAT hike could generate the revenue required to close the budget deficit, it is unlikely Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will use this option, says an economist.

Gordhan says he’s ‘not indispensable'

2017-02-21 07:48

In a broadcast interview, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said he is not indispensable as he prepares to present the budget after almost a year of speculation that he might lose his job.

The great annual national tax parade

2017-02-21 06:15

South Africans are among the highest-taxed individuals in the world, while companies are more heavily taxed locally than businesses in many rich countries. This hampers investment and job creation.

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