ISAAH MHLANGA: Budget recipe skips important ingredients
The big risk remains the public sector wage bill, writes Isaah Mhlanga
There is always some coincidental symbolism between the overall budget framework and the lunch packs served to economists in the lockup. We moved from a buffet menu in the pre-Covid era to lamb chops in 2021 as a practical implementation of cutting the fat.
This year’s lunches, like the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), were nicely packaged but missed important ingredients. The packs had all the must haves — beetroot, pumpkin, samp and lamb — but missed the chicken of previous years. ..
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