The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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After the 1% VAT increase there is no more room left for government to try and increase fiscal revenue from a tax perspective, says Judge Dennis Davis.
It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.
As government targets consumption tax, the burden will fall on to the emerging middle class.
Analysts divided over whether budget will keep agency downgrades at bay.
Dodgy municipal finances are a growing scourge and Treasury seems to be getting impatient with the third tier of government’s autonomy with R120bn of the budget.
The budget is belt-tightening but it needs to be to get the country out of this very difficult fiscal position.
The budget speech Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered was not what South Africans wanted to hear. If he really wanted to be taken seriously, he should've given a different speech altogether, writes Howard Feldman.
The Cyril Ramaphosa honeymoon was abruptly cut short when Malusi Gigaba presented a budget for 2018 that is intended to harm poor people, as well as the middle and working classes, writes Lukhona Mnguni.
Don't panic! Susan Erasmus breaks down all you need to know about the first budget of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency.
The JSE turned the tide on Wednesday to end the day in the green after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Budget Speech.
In its latest Equality Report the SAHRC describes April's VAT hike as a regressive tax that impacts the poor the hardest.
VAT - and the fuel levy hike - is the clearest example of how the tax regime makes working people bear the burden for maladministration and corruption not of their making, says Terry Bell.
SA Federation of Trade Unions’ Zwelinzima Vavi says: I will personally recommend that we strike against the increase in VAT.
The charter published by Minister Mosebenzi Zwane last year set controversial transformation targets that mines said were illegal and impossible.
The resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of the country and his replacement with Cyril Ramaphosa could be the biggest boost to business and consumer confidence since 1994, Bureau for Economic Research (BER) deputy director George Kershoff has said.
Government bonds have rallied, while the rand and stocks gained as the budget convinced most investors the country is doing enough to stave off another credit-rating downgrade.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has unveiled a budget that will raise taxes and cut spending with the hopes of fending off a third junk credit rating.
The minister was upbeat, despite budget deficits and soaring debt as free higher education gobbles up most benefits.
The improvements in the budget deficit and debt trajectories have exceeded expectations, says Standard Bank economist Elna Moolman.
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