LUKANYO MNYANDA: Tito Mboweni will try to get a fix on targets
The finance minister's medium-term budget policy statement numbers and assumptions are already five months too late
The time has finally come. Finance minister Tito Mboweni will present his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday.
It was initially set for last week before being moved to accommodate a foreign engagement for President Cyril Ramaphosa. As it turned out, Ramaphosa was in Russia, lending credence to President Vladimir Putin’s newfound status as the preeminent global statesman.