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Matthew Lester unpacks the National Budget Speech in light of wealth taxes, what the changes are, and what they mean.

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Is the budget really pro-poor?
Mar 02 2015 20:26

In his budget speech, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene emphasised the importance of keeping SA fiscal policy progressive. Dewald van...

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The budget showed support for SMEs with tax relief for the smallest enterprises but could have done more to help businesses...

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The government is divided and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene can only do so much in his budget speech as he is not the president,...

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There are two key encouraging messages from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget according to the tax director at Deloitte,...

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The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

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Budget 2015 shows it could be the first time government is more pessimistic about economic growth than the private sector, says an...

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One of SA’s leading entrepreneurs, Herman Mashaba, wonders what shareholders would do to a CEO who dropped his growth target 25%...

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The good days of a very low petrol price and the boost to the economy are over, although the lower oil price will still help SA's...

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is grateful for her R60m budgetary allocation which will stave off bankruptcy, but this...

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Banking Association South Africa welcomes Nene's confirmation about new regulatory authorities for market conduct and prudential...

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has again refused to identify the non-core state assets which would be sold off to raise money for...

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Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

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Frontier Advisory CEO and China specialist Dr Martyn Davies reckons SA’s BRICS partners wouldn’t be applauding the 2015 Budget...

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The policy changes of government will cost a fortune. With tax revenue streams showing little real growth, the changes are not...

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Following the Budget speech it is clear that public and private partnership is necessary to fast track our efforts to create jobs...

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SA has a huge illegal cigarette trade and National Treasury should increase its focus on cigarette manufacturers and importers who...

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GALLERY: Budget in pictures
Feb 26 2015 12:33

See these exclusive photos from Foto24 of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's Budget speech in the National Assembly.

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Nene was reluctant to increase corporate tax from a global competitive perspective and because they are currently struggling as it...

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Fin24 expert Solly Moeng and Right2Know's Ghalib Galant assess Brand SA by drawing parallels between the SONA spectacle and Nene’s...

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene only tinkered with the budget and, while he spoke about unemployment, he didn't go into any detail,...

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Ernst & Young tax director Russel Smith and SAIT's Keith Engel examine the tax implications in the 2015/16 Budget.

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The R3.5bn budget allocation for SMEs was excellent news, but it should also benefit ‘scale-up’ businesses, says a bank expert.

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Nene's oh-so-prudent budget may just be a touch too conservative for what SA needs right now, says Jaco Leuvennink.

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No, KwaZulu-Natal did not get the biggest slice of the budget pie because Nhlanhla Nene and Jacob Zuma live there, says the finance...

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The government needs to keep Eskom in its current form to fulfill its mandate to South Africans who have no access to electricity,...

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