Supplementary Budget 2020
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Matthew Lester: Mini-budget loses shine. How to keep the wheels turning.

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South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will deliver the mini-budget this Wednesday.

It’s traditionally the half-time report, give the country’s stakeholders, the citizens, a view into how well the books are being managed. Matthew Lester reflects on past medium term budget policy statements, and says they lost that rockstar feel, when tickets to parliament were a must have.

While this year there is hardly a mention of the event in the press or on social media. All Lester wants from the budget is the answer to three simple questions. Another great piece of wit from the tax expert. – Stuart Lowman

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