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Budget speech 2016

Full text: South Africa’s 2016 Budget speech

Emphasising that South Africans are "resilient, committed and resourceful", Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2016 Budget speech to the National Assembly in Parliament on Wednesday 24 February. Read the full speech, watch the video, and download key documents.

Statement by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan

Read the full statement by Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's newly appointed Minister of Finance, delivered at a press conference on Monday 14 December.

South Africa’s place in the centre of the world

As Team South Africa returns from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene reflects on the common challenges faced by different countries across the globe - including ours - and reports back on the message communicated to the forum about the South African success story.

Growth is key message for South Africa at Davos

Growth is key message for South Africa at Davos

South Africa's efforts to support growth in Africa through regional integration and direct investment is one of the key messages the country will take to the annual World Economic Forum's meeting, which begins in Davos on 21 January.

‘Share the burden to change South Africans’ lives’

Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa's minister of finance, writes that achieving the three objectives of his recent policy statement – slowing government debt, improving its services, and speeding up economic growth – requires government, business, civil society and the people of the country to work together.

Budget big on education, jobs

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan announced a new, energised commitment to South Africa’s young people in his maiden budget speech, with education and job-creation programmes for graduates and school-leavers high on his list of priorities.
Zuma’s 2010 plan of action

Clever Trevor

Something funny happened on 11 February 2009. The minister of finance, Trevor Manuel, delivered his budget speech – and everyone loved it. The Left was happy, the business community was ecstatic and ordinary South Africans lauded it, writes Justice Malala.


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