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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (Gallo Images, Brenton Geach)
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (Gallo Images, Brenton Geach)

Two years after returning to public office, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni readies himself to deliver a medium-term budget policy statement unlike any that has been delivered in a democratic South Africa.

This will be the first medium-term budget policy statement since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the global economy. The pandemic has proven to be a game changer for the global economy, and South Africa is no exception.

Aside from being an acerbic and capable minister, Mboweni has spoken candidly about his views on the South African economy and government's management of it, even if the issue at hand does not necessarily fall under his portfolio. 

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