HEALTH: NHI still somewhere on the distant horizon

But health promotion levy, which taxes sugary beverages, will be implemented from the beginning of April

SOCIAL GRANTS: On the brink of desperation

DA says 6.6% increase in child grants will not be enough to counteract Vat hike and the effects of inflation

CHARLENE LACKAY: Rethinking engagement

Instead of sneezing in a thunderstorm, firms should be brave enough to experiment

PERSONAL FINANCE: Tightening the tax screws

The increasing burden on South Africans in some income classes is close to reaching a tipping point

TRANSFER DUTY: No relief for home buyers

Transfer duty rates have not been changed, partly because revenue from property sales was lower than expected

LAND & AGRICULTURE: Speeding up the transfer

More money for redistribution but some doubters still fear the state retains smash-and-grab ambitions

VAT: Filling the revenue hole

While some believe the Vat increase was inevitable and necessary, others say there are better ways to make up the shortfall

CORPORATE TAX: All eyes on incentives

Companies get a break with no tax increase, but government has a few tricks up its sleeve

PROVINCES: Less for services

Provincial and local governments take a hit as Gigaba makes trade-off for free higher education

JUSTICE: Security gets a helping hand

Ipid’s allocation of R158.5m will address weaknesses in its internal controls and boost its case-management system

HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: Getting value via title deeds

Government plans to unlock an estimated R180bn of value for low-income home owners

PERSONAL TAX: Some relief but it’s slight

Bad news for the rich: increased duty will squeeze more money from high-value estates

SIN TAX: Sugar jobs may be lost

Plan is to raise billions once again from users of alcohol and tobacco but now fans of sugary drinks also face a levy

BONANG MOHALE: Business is ready to answer Ramaphosa’s call

Business is ready to do its part in ensuring that our economy is pulled back from the brink of policy own goals

PETER TSHIGUVHO: Towards financial inclusion

Sustainable wealth can be built by cultivating the right financial habits

HERMAN VAN PAPENDORP: Lifting the growth gradient

The onus is now on politicians and policy makers to address the trust deficit in society: Lifting the growth gradient