The government is determined to come up with a realistic revised budget and implement key reforms needed for the economy to recover from the coronavirus-induced slump, the director-general of the Treasury, Dondo Mogajane, said.

"It’s important that we look at our priorities and ask ourselves as a country are we spending money in the right areas, or are there things that we don’t need to do now," he told Business Day after a briefing by finance minister Tito Mboweni on Friday.

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