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#MTBPS2017: Concerns around Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill

Gigaba mentions several measures to boost confidence and support growth. However, Agri SA is concerned that the Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill is cited as one of these measures...

26 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: Mini budget's sobering economic outlook points to period of prudence for property market

The key messages to take out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden mini budget presentation to parliament all point to a period of prudence for the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Oct 2017

Gigaba's Carbon Tax mention proves SA's commitment to fighting climate change

South African Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba, in his mid-term budget speech, announced the Cabinet's approval of the release of the proposed Carbon Tax Bill to Parliament...

Issued by Climate Neutral Group 26 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: Little to instil agribusiness confidence, allay fears around policy uncertainty

There was little in the MTBPS to instil business confidence and indicate a growth strategy while no substantial revenue measures were indicated...

26 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: NHI fund plan on hold till Treasury gets more input

The Treasury has delayed plans for the NHI fund, pending advice on the feasibility of adjusting the medical tax credits to finance it....

By Tamar Kahn 26 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: SOEs continue to drain state coffers

The spectre of state capture, mismanagement and poor governance of key SOEs remain the Achilles heel of South Africa's public finances...

26 Oct 2017

#MTBPS2017: Low tax compliance shows distrust in govt

The rising public concerns about corruption, wastage of public funds and inefficiencies in service delivery are clearly affecting the willingness of South Africans to comply and pay their taxes...

26 Oct 2017

Will Big Business step up to the plate to push growth?

The country's private sector doesn't usually flex its muscles when it comes to political matters, although it certainly showed its influence following the appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Mar 2017

Top business sites in South Africa - January 2017

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the South African National Budget Speech for 2017 this week. This event attracts plenty of press and advertiser involvement annually, so here are the top business sites in South Africa for last month...

1 Mar 2017

#Budget2017: Did he do enough?

Despite facing dual political and economic pressures, the minister had a job to do, and he seemingly did that well...

By Marc Sevitz 23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions

This year's budget speech comes amid heightened political tensions, which appear to have a direct impact on the future of Treasury, and ultimately Gordhan himself...

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

The 2017 Budget Speech from an agribusiness perspective

According to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase this year's budget speech, from an agribusiness perspective, comes against the backdrop of high food price inflation, a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence, and...

23 Feb 2017

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year...

By Bianca Capazorio 23 Feb 2017

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