2016 Budget speech

Islamic relief: ‘IN RESPONSE TO BUDGET 2016’

OPINION by Islamic Relief (South Africa) Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget speech in Parliament yesterday. In response, Islamic Relief South Africa’s Head of Fund Development and Communications, Fazlin Fransman, penned the following response. Fransman congratulates the Treasury on appeasing the concerns of investors and the business fraternity[…]

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Increases in grants not enough

Social rights group Black Sash believes the increase in the budget for social grants is meagre and will not cover the rise in the cost of living. In Wednesday’s Budget speech, finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that 11-and-a-half-billion-Rands would be added to social grant allocations. But Black Sash national advocacy[…]

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No surprises in #Budget2016

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 budget speech was devoid of surprises, and also – rather sadly – lacking in much of the detail that South Africans had hoped for. Following President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address earlier this month, South Africans have been eagerly awaiting details as to[…]

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R16 billion more over medium term for higher education

According to the Budget review, the R16bn will come from prioritizing R31.8bn to support new spending requirements since the tabling of the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in October last year. File photo Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did not say much about the funding of universities in his Budget[…]

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