ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET 2019

Sugar tax is a bitter pill - and there's no evidence it will curb obesity

2019-03-10 12:48

Obesity is multi-faceted and the sugar tax is a blunt instrument that will cripple an industry already battling the consequences of a prolonged drought, plunging sugar prices and weak protection against cheap imports, says Graeme Stainbank.

The most important thing to come from #Budget2019 is this story about mayonnaise

2019-02-21 15:02

Forget fuel prices and PAYE, what we really care about is fancy mayo tbh

From ballet to a new theatre – the arts part of Tito’s 2019 budget

2019-02-21 10:25

Finance minister Tito Mboweni revealed in his budget speech that the government will fund the creation of a new national theatre and a new national museum.

Tito speaks: What you didn't see on TV at Budget 2019

2019-02-21 08:14

Who shared their sweets? How many EFF MPs attended the budget speech? What were Steenhuisen's interjections? What did Ramaphosa have on his desk? Read here to find out.

Bruce Whitfield: Why the Budget doesn’t go far enough

2019-02-20 16:52

A Moody’s downgrade looks likely.

Why quitting smoking makes more 'cents'

2019-02-20 15:56

Carrying on with your smoking habit can not only eat into your budget, but into your health as well.

This is how fuel taxes increased since 2008 - with an extra 29c coming this year

2019-02-20 14:31

Government levies now represent almost 41% of the petrol price.

Could February change our outlook for 2019?

2019-02-07 07:00

Should we brace for another negative year or are we faced with an opportunity to buy at lower prices? asks Luigi Marinus.

Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20

2019-01-16 15:52

Treasury has confirmed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will table his maiden Budget in Parliament on February 20 at 2pm.

 

Sifiso Skenjana: SA should be sweeter on the sugar tax

2019-03-04 12:08

SA is Africa's most obese country and is among the world's top consumers of Coke. We really need the sugar tax to bring down healthcare costs, says Sifiso Skenjana.

#Budget2019: What to expect from the automotive industry’s commitment in the coming months

2019-02-21 12:00

Commenting on the Budget proposals announced by the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, in Parliament – the President of Naamsa, Mr Andrew Kirby – endorsed Governments’ commitment to revitalise the economy.

#Budget2019: Here's how the new fuel levies will affect you, and 'hurt the poor the most'

2019-02-21 08:30

"With the addition of the Carbon Tax on fuel, this ‘easy’ tax collection method is being further exploited, thus adding another line of tax to the fuel price," says the AA.

Quick - buy your bubbly before the price goes up this year

2019-02-20 17:03

Act fast if you don't want to pay more for your favourite tipple!

Despite calls for it to be scrapped, the sugar tax stays and has been increased as well

2019-02-20 16:16

In recent days, there have been calls for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to scrap the tax on sugary drinks — but to no avail for industry players. Coupled with this, the budget has been marginally increased.

Eskom as we know it is dead - here’s what's coming in its place

2019-02-20 15:08

Finance minister Tito Mboweni said Treasury will not bail out Eskom, but will set aside R23 billion over the next three years

Govt said to want Eskom to table turnaround strategy before Budget

2019-01-17 11:18

The government is pushing Eskom to present a credible turnaround strategy before the National Budget on February 20, a person familiar with the situation said.

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