Follow Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's budget speech delivered less than a week after Cyril Ramaphosa become SA's new president
'I love a president who is a natural orator. It would explain why I loved Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address last Friday'
The finance minister has to plug a 50.8 billion-rand ($4.4 billion) hole in the nation’s finances
'Even the hardest problems can succumb to persistent investigation, as two recent discoveries demonstrate'
'The goal, then, is to craft a sensible strategic approach that confronts China where we must, but cooperates where we can'
'Despite the ubiquity of technology, it’s evident that many people and some entire planets are poor'
'We’ve been doubted since Day One.This team, no one picked us. We come out here and we’re World Champions'
'It really was concerning to hear you repeat the nonsense that the matric results improved: for most schoolchildren it did not because the majority did not progress to Grade 12'
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