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South Africans deserve better. Picture: iStock
South Africans deserve better. Picture: iStock


Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech on Wednesday was underwhelming for a number of reasons. The nonchalant manner in which it was delivered, full of jokes and jabs, as if the SS Republic of SA wasn’t taking in water and quickly sinking.

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