Had Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised VAT, he would probably have been fired.
Gordhan’s budget was disappointing and even a bit depressing, says Jaco Leuvennink.
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In this budget week, some trade unionists will continue to be angry with the measures announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
In what might be his last budget, Pravin Gordhan could ultimately not walk that extra mile in providing some type of sustainable programme for growth, says Daniel Silke.
The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and abolish income tax for those earning less than R500 000 a year, says Terry Bell.
The value to one’s career of participating in meetings early, clearly and well cannot be overlooked. But it has been, says Ian Mann.
Last year, Pravin Gordhan was seen as a saviour following the Nene debacle. He was the interim captain of a floundering ship. This year is different, writes Daniel Silke.
The integrity of our state and the viability of its economy cannot be safeguarded if we let a small group of powerful marauders take over our National Treasury, says Solly Moeng.
Fiscal consolidation is a given imperative amid the reality of a looming political situation and an obvious split in ANC thinking on the economy, says Jaco Leuvennink.
The elephant in the budget room is Pravin Gordhan's future - should he lose his job very few, if any, positive outcomes from a prudent budget may come to fruition, says André Roux.
It doesn’t matter whether you are on the left or right of the political spectrum, the world is experiencing a severe drought of leadership.
False news makes a difference to what people think - it shifts policymakers’ positions and executives’ votes, and lives on in cyberspace forever, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Consider giving your honey stocks - a gift that will keep on giving.
Fake news is just another strand of propaganda. An expert shows how to combat it.
Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
Here's a guide on how life cover works and where disability and dread disease insurance fit in.
Waking up early can boost personal productivity. Here are some tips to tackle those early starts.
A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
How will VAT and PAYE regulations apply to non-executive director fees going forward? Tax expert Pieter Faber weighs in on the topic.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan should structure fiscal policy to improve business confidence and boost investment, says economist Lesiba Mothata.
Israel's official Holocaust memorial has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II.
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