Budget 2021

#Budget2017: Disappointing and even a bit depressing

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Pic: Matthew le Cordeur)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Pic: Matthew le Cordeur)

Cape Town - It wasn't entirely Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s fault, but Wednesday's National Budget was disappointing, and even a bit depressing.

A relaxed and cheerful Gordhan actually did his best during his Budget Speech in the National Assembly to stir up some enthusiasm among MPs.

It is common knowledge that without decent growth, immense pressure existed to make the fiscal numbers add up. The revenue sources and options to meet the country's ever-growing spending needs and obligations are dwindling.

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