Economists and financial experts are expecting finance boss Malusi Gigaba to increase pressure on the tax payer during his Budget speech on Wednesday.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) unveiled its 2018 South African Budget speech predictions on February 14. Here are some of the things they think might happen.
It's not just "a thing for politicians" – it impacts on all our finances.
Hikes expected in VAT and personal income tax.
The Budget's key focus should be on reducing expenditure and an already bloated state, and raising taxes should be avoided at all costs.
Dr Peter Baur from the economics department at UJ explains the financial outlook for South Africa, and the expected impact of the "Cyril Effect".
Budgets spent in secret are a petri dish for abuse of power. If steps have been taken to remedy this, they haven’t been publicly declared.
Verashni Pillay recounts her experience of buying her home thanks to the tax cuts courtesy of Treasury, and cautions against property snobbery.
😂 What was he thinking?
On Wednesday Gordhan, a finance minister under attack like no other, embraced the concept — in the truest sense of the phrase.
“Treasury is a highly professional organisation, and treasury departments all over, whether in the public or private sector, are virtually indispensable.”
Prof. Thabo Legwaila explains that we probably all feel it when taxes go up.
The ANC will use government for advancing the interests of a few black capitalists, white capital will remain untouched and land won't be redistributed.
The National Budget Speech will be presented against the backdrop of sluggish economic growth, the funding gap and uncertain global economic conditions.
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