Tightening the belt | by Amandla! editorial staff

Tightening the belt | by Amandla! editorial staff

How is it possible for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to roll out a huge infrastructure programme requiring billions of rand and to slash the budget deficit (the proportion of government spending to GDP) from ––4.6% to –3% over three years without increasing taxes?...
Pampering of rich too costly | by Dick Forslund

Pampering of rich too costly | by Dick Forslund

Speculation is rife in anticipation of next week’s budget speech. Will Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announce tax increases? Might the tax rate for personal income above R617 000 increase to 42 percent? Might it even return to 45 percent for the portion of...