WATCH: How SA could recover from a pandemic-induced recession

Nedbank CIB research analyst Reezwana Sumad talks to Business Day TV

Treasury defends growth forecasts MPs say are too optimistic

The Treasury has forecast growth of 3.3% this year, after negative growth of 7.2% for 2020

The economy 2021 | A new epoch

SPONSORED | Standard Bank chief economist reflects on the year that was 2020, and the prospects for 2021

Little evidence of infrastructure drive in budget

Spending on vital projects that drive growth is insufficient, says Nedbank's Nicky Weimar

WATCH: Budget Review — wrestling the hippo

Michael Avery talks to a panel about the 2021 budget

WATCH | Budget 2021: What Tito Mboweni didn’t say

Business Day editor Lukanyo Mnyanda and Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt dissect the budget speech

WATCH: Ismail Momoniat on the 2021/2022 budget

Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat talks to Business Day TV about the government’s spending plans

Tito Mboweni toughs it out to ease debt crisis

Government will need to borrow less in the next three years

Fitch still doubtful of SA’s ability to implement consolidation

Credit ratings agency flags  risks government’s consolidation efforts, notably the political difficulties of delivery on public sector pay cuts

Economists back budget plans to stave off ratings action

Delivering on fiscal consolidation, including wage savings, could buy SA more time with agencies

AYABONGA CAWE: Disappointing budget will make few happy

For the poor it implies an unequal sharing of the burdens of maladministration and crisis

Long slog to secure SA’s fiscal future

Economists welcome the improved fiscal metrics in the budget, but SA is not out of the woods yet

Getting it done, not spun, is what matters

Turning talk of structural reform into reality is essential for SA to raise its growth potential

Treasury holds the line on spending as normal metrics are ditched

No tax hikes on evidence that they are likely to have more of a negative effect on growth than expenditure cuts

Still a battle to make the fiscal maths add up

Improved revenue collection has not changed SA’s fiscal status; improving the state of SOEs will

Fuel levies increase to hit motorists hard, says AA

Association says neighbouring countries who buy fuel from SA do not add these taxes to their prices, making their fuel cheaper than it is in the country which ...


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