ISAAH MHLANGA: Something for everyone in budget buffet
The 2023 budget can be viewed as an Eskom budget by necessity
Economists are among a select group who have the opportunity to obtain budget documents before everyone else — under lock-up, embargo and strict rules — to afford them the time to read and analyse the country's finances.
There is no contact with the outside world until the minister of finance has tabled the budget in parliament. The National Treasury offers breakfast and lunch packs, which over the years have had a striking correlation with the main issues of the budget. ..
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