CHARMAIN NAIDOO: When a country runs out of money
'We are hurtling towards the end, of the year if not the end of the world. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but one that could aptly describe what is happening in South Africa'
We’re in a bit of trouble, I think – us South Africans. If we thought money was tight this year, we’re going to sweat in 2018. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mid term budget reads like a litany of financial woes that await us. Now, at the end of October, the year is – to all intents and purposes – over. I know its become commonplace to say it, and we say it with yearly regularity, but this year has gone by in a flash, a New York second; more quickly than last year or the year before.