budget 2018

Women are seen to benefit from specific measures directed at them while the gendered impacts of mainstream policies around taxation, benefits, and public spending are not considered.
The root of our problems is as deeply boring as it is fundamentally important. The UK is not productive enough and we do not share wealth widely enough.
If the Government are serious about being on the side of working families, then now is the time to find ways to address the daily struggles they are having to manage
Current budget cuts are set to carry on into 2020.
As the Chancellor weighs up how to pay for a £20bn cash injection
A study funded by Big Tobacco claims Sars is losing R7-billion in excise duties to cheap cigarettes – but new players say ‘Look at what British multinational BAT SA exports in profits.’
If the VAT increase is to remain in place, pragmatism and social justice demands that this list is expanded to cover other essentials.
While South Africa faces a new dawn, the budget is surprisingly balanced and not overly ambitious.
"I think this Budget was largely about increasing taxes through indirect taxes."
Following South Africa’s first VAT increase in 25 years, HuffPost spoke to Deloitte SA and Pacsa to get a practical insight into what it means.
Beware the return of neoliberalism, says Saftu's Zwelenzima Vavi.
ANC cannot steal public money and then expect us, the people, to pay for it, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
The one percentage point increase in VAT has bigger repercussions than you might think.
Malusi Gigaba should also be removed from office as finance minister, the DA said on Wednesday.
But the finance minister is worried about the continued tenure of Sars executive Jonas Makwakwa who is under investigation by the Hawks.
Budget 2018 is a Robin Hood budget which takes from the rich to give to the government.
But it gives President Cyril Ramaphosa space to reap fresh fruit.
National Treasury knows exactly where South Africa stands. And it's issued a stern warning: reform, or else...
It ain’t pretty folks. Former president Jacob Zuma and the state capture project will see us all cough up a little more in 2018.
Peter Baur of the economics department at the University of Johannesburg tell us what to focus on in the Budget speech, from energy to #FeesMustFall.