Blog Posts tagged “budget speech”

The Week Ahead: Budget 2021 & COVID-19 debates

22 Feb 2021 (2 weeks ago)

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate headlines this week.

The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges, satisfy public pressure and reassure investors and ratings agencies.

The Budget is an annual plan for what government wants to achieve ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

9 May 2016 (4 years, 10 months ago)

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some detail ...

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OPINION: The election machinery picks up steam

3 May 2016 (4 years, 10 months ago)

By Judith February

Disclaimer: a full stadium does not necessarily translate into votes. This past weekend the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) put on what can only be described as a very impressive show. First to launch its manifesto was the ANC, followed by the DA. The latter fared ...

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The Week Ahead: Quiet Week Ahead

25 Apr 2016 (4 years, 10 months ago)

There's a distinct lull in Parliament this week, as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. Most committees have postponed their activities and only one day has been set aside for parliamentary business.

It’s the second of week of budget debates and 3 Ministers - Public Enterprises, ...

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Budget 2016: How will it be spent?

26 Feb 2016 (5 years ago)

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget Speech on Thursday 24 February. The speech focused on decreasing government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade. The Minister announced a cut in the expenditure ceiling by R10 billion but there is an increase in spending in ...

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Vote for the Budget - use this online tool

25 Feb 2016 (5 years ago)

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Tell Parliament your opinion on the five biggest increases and five biggest cuts in Budget 2016/17.

This will be sent directly to the Standing Committee on Appropriations – the parliamentary committee that can recommend changes to the budget.

Use this online tool at http://vote4thebudget.org

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The International Budget Partnership (IBP) and ...

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Parliament and the Budget

24 Feb 2016 (5 years ago)

Each year Parliament authorises taxes and public expenditure which provides the Government with the money it needs to deliver its policies and run vital services in areas such as Health, Education and Defence. The Budget allocates money between the three spheres of government (national, provincial, local) based on revenue collected. ...

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The Week Ahead: All about #budget2016 and some legislating

22 Feb 2016 (5 years ago)

Finance Minister Pravin Gordan's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate the headlines this week. The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges and reassure investors about the country’s growth prospects.

During the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech, the former ...

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Analysis: This week's SONA 2016 debate, an ideal electioneering platform

15 Feb 2016 (5 years ago)

By MARIANNE MERTEN

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The sequel to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address unfolds over two afternoons from Tuesday as MPs take to the National Assembly podium to debate last week’s presidential remarks. With local government elections later this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to electioneer ...

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IJR Seminars: Snapshots of South Africa's democracy at 21

3 Feb 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

In line with South Africa's State of the Nation Address and the Budget Speech, IJR will be hosting a series of dialogues and seminars on various current affairs topics ranging from racism to economic transformation. There will be seven events over a four week period. Attend one, or attend all, ...

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