The National Treasury’s presentation at cabinet’s special meeting at the beginning of September lays out starkly the expenditure choices the government and the nation face as we go into the 2024 general elections. 

A statement issued after the cabinet meeting on September 13 indicated that not only will finance minister Enoch Godongwana be issuing guidelines around the cost containment measures to be implemented, but the president and deputy president will be meeting individual ministers to discuss fiscal management.  ..

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