No Tax  Revolt Coming To South Africa – Gigaba – What About Zuma?????????

‘We will revolt against those who revolt against paying taxes,’ says Gigaba. South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented the 2017 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on Wednesday. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says that he does not foresee a “tax revolt” among South African citizens who are fed up with corruption and government’s […]
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Treasury senior official calls it quits as Zuma takeover looms

Michael Sachs, the head of the budgeting office at the national treasury, has reportedly resigned because of interference in its budgeting process by the presidency. The Business Day newspaper reported on Monday morning that “a joint team from the treasury and the Office of the president” are searching for R40-billion in expenditure cuts from the […]
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February’s Main Budget Could Be A Total ‘Bloodbath’ Judging Gigaba’s Mini-Budget

The biggest day in Malusi Gigaba’s political career so far was strongly contrasted yesterday by a vehemently negative market reaction. While being honest in his assessment of the state of the South African economy, the Finance Minister provided little hope that he has a plan to halt the bleeding. And as Matthew Lester points out below, if Gigaba remains Finance Minister until […]
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February’s Main Budget Could Be A Total ‘Bloodbath’ Judging Gigaba’s Mini-Budget

Matthew Lester The biggest day in Malusi Gigaba’s political career so far was strongly contrasted yesterday by a vehemently negative market reaction. While being honest in his assessment of the state of the South African economy, the Finance Minister provided little hope that he has a plan to halt the bleeding. And as Matthew Lester points out below, if Gigaba remains Finance […]
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