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When all is said and done, the midterm budget is a fine effort by the minister of finance and his team at National Treasury.

It also proves that whatever the naysayers and Jeremiahs may claim, there is some considerable coherence in government.

Given the shenanigans of the national director of public prosecutions, the SA Revenue Service, the Hawks, the presidency and other poorly run state structures, it is a testimony to the resilience of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, that they have not let the dangerous – albeit clumsy and clownish – antics distract them.

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