ARTICLES RELATING TO BUDGET SPEECH

R85 GRANT INCREASE WON'T DO MUCH, SAY GOGOS

2019-02-22 11:00

KZN gogos were disappointed about their grant increases.

Govt plans to sell some of its non-core assets - including business units at state-owned enterprises - to find money

2019-02-20 14:25

Additional support for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) will be provided by selling non-core assets, the 2019 budget, released on Wednesday, reads.

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WATCH: How will the latest 'sin tax' increases affect students?

The VAT hike and increases in sin taxes seemed to have dominated the conversation among ordinary South Africans after the budget. Watch.

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WATCH: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers #BudgetSpeech2018

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has tabled his Budget Speech and is shedding light on South Africa's economic road map in 2018. Watch the live stream above.

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National Budget Speech 2018 – a difficult balancing act for minister of finance

2018-02-20 21:00

Active steps in fighting corruption and restoring faith in a fragile South African Revenue Service will go a long way in getting the country back on track, says a tax expert.

Rand flirts with R11.50/$ as markets await possible Cabinet reshuffle

2018-02-16 12:46

Rand gains on the election of a new South African president have run their course, say analysts, as markets await a possible Cabinet reshuffle this weekend.

Gigaba’s bad news budget

2017-10-26 14:10

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday revised economic growth downwards to 0,7% from 1,3%, and said the government will likely face a R50,8 billion shortfall in taxes this year.

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Protect textile workers, SACTWU tells Gordhan

Ahead of the 2016 Budget Speech, labour analyst Terry Bell hears from the South African Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). Western Cape Provincial Secretary Sheila van Rensburg says the sector lost jobs in 2015. "Our biggest concern is what is happening ... to the currency.

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Matthew Lester: Parliament chaos reigns, #FeesMustFall now on agenda

2015-10-22 15:23

Matthew Lester takes cognisance of everything that’s happened in parliament and picks out his highlights from the 2015 medium term budget policy meeting.

Matthew Lester: I’m not putting my money into tax-free savings accounts

2015-03-16 10:47

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s new tax-free savings accounts have been widely welcomed and described as a “no brainer” by the financial services sector

 

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.

You don't need to wait for the Budget Speech to take control of your finances and make extra money

2019-02-19 12:17

It’s time to save your way to your fiscal goals. Whether it’s a car, a house, a student loan, a trip overseas – with some careful planning and a bit of effort, your dreams can come true this year.

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WATCH: Gigaba's post-Budget breakfast briefing

As is tradition after the Budget Speech, the Finance Minister sits down with the state broadcaster at a breakfast briefing to further unpack the objectives of the latest budget. Watch the live stream above.

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FULL SPEECH: Gigaba's #BudgetSpeech2018

2018-02-21 14:12

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

Budget to go ahead, says Treasury's Momoniat

2018-02-16 18:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided the national budget will be presented on February 21 as planned, according to Treasury's head of tax and financial sector policy Ismail Momoniat.

Five finance ministers and a fall from secure fiscus to near-junk status

2018-02-16 05:45

Jaco Leuvennink looks at how SA regressed from a country with a respected finance minister and a solid fiscal position to four ministers in less than three years.

Wanted: R28bn more in taxes

2017-02-16 10:52

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has a tough task ahead. He needs to find R28bn of extra tax revenue, but without damaging already fragile business and consumer confidence.

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Opinion: Gordhan must address Nene sacking

Terry Bell speaks to Mike Pothier of the Southern African Catholic Bishop's Conference (SACBC) ahead of the 2016 Budget Speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Pothier says Gordhan must address President Jacob Zuma's sacking of Nhlanhla Nene.

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What taxpayer revolt? SARS inflows beat expectations

2015-04-02 10:37

Regular contributor to the BizNews site Professor Matthew Lester writes about 2015's tax collection numbers.

Matthew Lester unpacks wealth taxes in light of the Budget Speech

2015-03-04 12:11

Matthew Lester unpacks the National Budget Speech in light of wealth taxes, what the changes are, and what they mean.

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