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Big hopes for mini budget to plug many holes

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Calls have gone up for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to ensure real increases in social grants that would go a long way to alleviate poverty.


30 Oct 2019
PREMIUM!
Big hopes for mini budget to plug many holes

Pensioner in poverty. Picture: Twitter

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s mini budget today must guarantee real increases for social grants, make adequate resources available to boost agriculture’s competitiveness and support farmers and stop his anti-worker attitude. These are the expectations expressed by antipoverty bodies, trade unionists, farmers’ unions and economists from Mboweni as he tables his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS), or the mini budget today. Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute director Isobel Frye said Mboweni’s MTBPS must guarantee that his 2020 budget will ensure real increases in social grants that would go a long way to alleviate poverty. “The MTBPS must commit to guarantee...

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