A VAT hike may be a quicker means of filling state coffers than raising corporate taxes.
Fiscal policy must improve business confidence and boost investment.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is waiting to hear what you would like to see in the budget.
The pound has dropped by the most in more than two weeks as a report showed retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third month in January.
The rand is among the world’s top 10 best performers this year, despite speculation that President Jacob Zuma may fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The rand has raced to a near 20-month high amid positive sentiment towards emerging market currencies and as the Fed's mildly hawkish stance failed to hold back markets.
The rand, together with other emerging market currencies, has been firmly on the front foot, with the local unit strengthening 2% against the greenback.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has been little changed and major currencies mostly followed technical signals amid buoyant risk sentiment Monday.
The rand was on firmer footing on Friday morning, after showing some jitters earlier on Thursday in anticipation of President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation address.
German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto "spying device".
Debt service costs
Previous results ·
Suggest a vote
Get your financial questions answered.
News delivered really simply.
Easy-to-use personal finance tools.
You choose what you want.
Lost? Confused? Problems? Let us help you.