Dennis Davis: SA has painted itself into a terrible corner

2018-09-28 08:00

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.

Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

The ‘hurt when you spend’ budget

2018-02-25 07:20

As government targets consumption tax, the burden will fall on to the emerging middle class.

Ratings under threat

2018-02-25 06:00

Analysts divided over whether budget will keep agency downgrades at bay.

Treasury gets tough

2018-02-25 06:00

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.

VAT is a better devil

2018-02-25 06:00

The budget is belt-tightening but it needs to be to get the country out of this very difficult fiscal position.

The budget speech Gigaba should've delivered

2018-02-23 10:46

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.

Anti-poor budget cuts short Ramaphosa honeymoon

2018-02-22 11:40

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.

R5 more for a bottle of wine? How the 2018 budget affects you

2018-02-22 09:47

Don't panic! Susan Erasmus breaks down all you need to know about the first budget of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency.

Budget speech inspires JSE

2018-02-21 20:37

The JSE turned the tide on Wednesday to end the day in the green after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Budget Speech.


VAT hike 'constitutionally suspect' - SA Human Rights Commission

2018-07-12 23:34

In its latest Equality Report the SAHRC describes April's VAT hike as a regressive tax that impacts the poor the hardest.

Inside Labour: VAT a time bomb continuing to tick

2018-03-02 06:00

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.

VAT hike irks unions

2018-02-25 06:00

SA Federation of Trade Unions’ Zwelinzima Vavi says: I will personally recommend that we strike against the increase in VAT.

Who will write Cyril's mining charter?

2018-02-25 06:00

The charter published by Minister Mosebenzi Zwane last year set controversial transformation targets that mines said were illegal and impossible.

Ramaphosa election the biggest confidence boost since 1994

2018-02-25 06:00

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.

SA assets advance as budget seen averting junk status

2018-02-23 18:48

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.

CHARTS: The tough decisions taken in Budget

2018-02-22 17:35

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.

Gigaba: ‘We’ve done enough’

2018-02-22 11:32

The minister was upbeat, despite budget deficits and soaring debt as free higher education gobbles up most benefits.

Winds of change blow even harder than expected

2018-02-21 23:45

The improvements in the budget deficit and debt trajectories have exceeded expectations, says Standard Bank economist Elna Moolman.

FULL SPEECH: Gigaba's #BudgetSpeech2018

2018-02-21 14:12

Read the full #BudgetSpeech2018 delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

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