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Gordhan invites tips on budget

2012-01-26 15:20

Johannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called on South Africans to send him tips on what they would like to see in the next budget, the ministry of finance said on Thursday.

"The budget tips campaign is run throughout the year and ensures active participation in government programmes, especially matters related to the economy," the ministry said in a statement.

Gordhan will present the 2012 budget to parliament on February 22 at 14:00.

The budget tips campaign was launched in 2001 under previous finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Tips can be sent via the National Treasury website at www.treasury.gov.za, faxed to 012 - 315 5126, or mailed to Private Bag X115, Pretoria 0001.

Gordhan also has a fan page on facebook where tips can be posted.

Comments
  • David - 2012-01-26 16:08

    How about wiping out 90% of official corruption and wastage. That money can be used to finance almost the entire proposed NHI costs.

      Ben - 2012-01-26 16:36

      Agreed, but the money will only be available in the next budget. Should we need the money sooner, how about recovering all the money which was lost thru corruption. That way we can boost job creation and growth immediately. If more people have jobs S.A.R.S. will enjoy a larger income from taxes.

      Ben - 2012-01-26 16:36

      Agreed, but the money will only be available in the next budget. Should we need the money sooner, how about recovering all the money which was lost thru corruption. That way we can boost job creation and growth immediately. If more people have jobs S.A.R.S. will enjoy a larger income from taxes.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-26 16:19

    Heres another one-get a govermnet that knows what its doing,which has ministers who arent eating all the taxws!

  • Jacque - 2012-01-26 16:31

    Here are my two suggestions 1.) Monthly bills like Mortgage, School Fees, Medical, etc, moved into a Tax free bubble. My remaining salary should then be taxed 2.) No TAX on Bonuses because the amount the government takes away, I don't spend at the shops!

      Ben - 2012-01-26 17:04

      Most salaries and bonuses paid out have not been earned. How about a limit for maximum income. A very small percentage of the population receive larger salaries and bonuses than what they worked for, while a larger percentage are unemployed. Employ more people at smaller salaries.

      Ben - 2012-01-26 17:04

      Most salaries and bonuses paid out have not been earned. How about a limit for maximum income. A very small percentage of the population receive larger salaries and bonuses than what they worked for, while a larger percentage are unemployed. Employ more people at smaller salaries.

  • Winifred - 2012-01-26 16:34

    Interest rates have dropped so much that pensioners are exhausting the little savings they have to make ends meet while the rest of the working class keep getting let off on debt which they dont want to control. Time to make them realise they cant spend spend spend starting lifting the interest rates or set a rate for pensioners so they can live without the stress of seeing their savings slowly eroding. Do something for the Pensioners PLEASE.

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-01-26 16:39

    Gee what a joke the National ANC govt gives a website address that does not work just like the rest of them.

      Shirley - 2012-01-26 16:42

      LOL!!!!!

      Shirley - 2012-01-26 16:42

      LOL!!!!!

      Ben - 2012-01-26 17:55

      It actually does work. Type it in. It is a Fin24 link error.

      Ben - 2012-01-26 17:55

      It actually does work. Type it in. It is a Fin24 link error.

  • frank.hartry - 2012-01-26 19:26

    My tip will be that if this wasteful corrupt government must stop its looting of the state coffers of taxpayers money before there is a justified witholding of income tax by South Africans. The auditor general maintains that R20 billion a year is being stolen within government control.

      trix.duvenage - 2012-01-26 21:04

      I this guy really means it and what he need is people with more skills than himself. I think this might just work as at least he wants to make a difference. Here is my humble contribution to a tip for him: Get all the ministers in ALL government departments do do what YOU are doing sir: Get THEM ALL to ask for 'tips' to help them do a better job, and maybe this country can begin an upward trent.

      trix.duvenage - 2012-01-26 21:04

      I this guy really means it and what he need is people with more skills than himself. I think this might just work as at least he wants to make a difference. Here is my humble contribution to a tip for him: Get all the ministers in ALL government departments do do what YOU are doing sir: Get THEM ALL to ask for 'tips' to help them do a better job, and maybe this country can begin an upward trent.

  • Christo - 2012-01-26 22:30

    Make the tax less for pensioners monthly pension. Mr Gordhan wants south africans to save for retirement, but then my monthly pension gets taxed with R4253.00 p/m. Christo

  • Gerald - 2012-01-26 22:38

    We can see you dont know what you're doing Mr Minister. You dont need to embarrass yrself.

  • Mareldiah - 2012-02-17 08:57

    Could make more provision for the pensioners, hospitals and schools.And cut on the money for all these young girls giving birth every year to get a grant , they need to empower themselves or go to school.We were taught to go too school and are independent working people, that look after our kids.And to fire all corrupt officials with immediate effect with full salaries.

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