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#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg up

The long-awaited Public Procurement Bill will be submitted to Cabinet in March, paving the way for black-, youth- and women-owned businesses to get larger stakes in state procurement, which runs into billions of rand...

By Khulekani Magubane 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Nuclear deal proves a damp squib, while renewables reignite

In a media briefing prior to his Budget Speech, Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, confirmed that the nuclear deal is off the table for now because the country simply cannot afford it...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018

Budget 2018 is an austerity budget. In a nutshell, the country has been spending more than it earns so we have to tighten our belt, and pay a bit more in tax...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Speech reinforces support for small businesses

There was a consistent theme of SME support in both the recent State of the Nation Address and the National Budget Speech...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Struggling wine industry disappointed in excise duty increases

With the wine industry supporting approximately 290,000 jobs, the fact that the average wine grape producer does not function at sustainable profit margins and more than a third operate at a loss is great cause for concern...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Tax bites the rich, but not as badly as predicted

All the predictions ahead of the Budget Speech were far worse than what actually transpired, including the impact on wealthier South Africans, which wasn't as severe as it could have been...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Medical aid credits stay, but NHI funding model still unclear

The approximately eight-million people in South Africa who rely on medical tax credits to subsidise the cost of existing medical aid schemes can breathe a sigh of relief...

By Lebo Motsumi 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Sturdy budget promises firm roots for green shoots

According to Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group, Wednesday's Budget Speech contained some very hopeful elements for SA's property sector...

22 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Tough budget positive for property market in medium to long term

The Budget Speech is likely to prove positive for the property market in the medium to long term, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet...

22 Feb 2018

R57bn for free tertiary education

Government has been forced to hold back on some of its capital projects and reduce spending on goods and services in order to find R57-billion to fund free tertiary education...

By Thabo Mokone 21 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: Start by trimming the fat, BLSA says

South Africas need to build on the momentum in the country right now by delivering a budget that supports the ambitious but achievable plans announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his Sona last week.

21 Feb 2018

#Budget2018: The taxing questions facing Gigaba

Today the spotlight will fall on the minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba when he delivers the 2018 Annual Budget Speech...

21 Feb 2018

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