Another side to the BIG issue: what’s the plan when SA cannot afford any more tax?

Another side to the BIG issue: what’s the plan when SA cannot afford any more tax?

Image: Shutterstock The basic income grant is the BIG issue on the table this year, as Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana prepares his inaugural Budget Speech. At the State of the Nation address (Sona) earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa bought government a bit of time in making a more permanent decision on the grant, opting instead to extend the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant for a further year.

Promised the President in his Sona address, “During this time, we will engage in broad consultations and detailed technical work to identify the best options to replace this grant. Any future […]

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