Two elephants in the budget room

There are many reasons why Wednesday's budget will be a very tough one with many different taxes raised, There are the usual frequently mentioned reasons and two big ones that seem to have been overlooked by most budget soothsayers. The obvious reasons include the underperformance by SARS, government overspending, the huge cost of the bloated …

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Next week’s budget – between a rock and a hard place

When it comes to the budget next week, newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa, and his promise of renewal,  finds himself between a rock and a hard place.  The government needs a budget to be passed timeously. But the budget before parliament will essentially be a Zuma Corruption budget. How can he or the ANC defend or …

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Is P.W. Zuma planning a coup?

Is P.W. Zuma planning a coup? That was the first thought that came into my mind as I read about the "Draft state of emergency regulations". Before you suggest I am exaggerating, read below: BOLD "security officers would have the authority to cut all communication channels, including Internet access, and search, detain or arrest any …

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