Basic income grant is the BIG issue expected to come up in next week’s Budget speech

Basic income grant is the BIG issue expected to come up in next week’s Budget speech

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Photograph: Phando Jikelo/ANA The basic income grant is the BIG issue on the table this year, as Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana prepares his inaugural Budget Speech, which he will present on Wednesday next week. At the State of the Nation (SONA) address 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.

The President said the following in his SONA address: ”During this time, we will engage in broad consultations […]

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