Mixed Reactions to South Africa's 2012 Budget

There has been mixed reactions from various quarters to the 2012 National Budget announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

  • South Africa:  Mixed Reactions to Budget

    South African Press Association, 22 February 2012

    Union federation Fedusa on Wednesday said it was "cautiously optimistic" about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget. read more »

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

  • South Africa:  2012 - For Whom the Budget Tolls (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 23 February 2012

    The tolls are coming! Add an "r" and a plot line about a bridge, and you have a story to frighten most three-year-olds. But toll roads frighten Gautengers like nothing else. There ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Insufficient Emphasis on Economic Growth in 2012 Budget (press release)

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 22 February 2012

    Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech of today was somehow predictable, both in terms of what it addresses and in terms of what it fails to address. read more »

  • South Africa:  DA's Alternative Budget - Tim Harris's Eight Percent Growth Plan (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 22 February 2012

    Slash useless government departments. Put faith in the free market, not state capitalism. Drop the NHI, it'll never work. The Democratic Alliance's alternative budget is a big ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Gordhan's Budget Welcomed By Most

    BuaNews, 23 February 2012

    While South Africa's budget for 2012 has been described as credible, broadly balanced and confidence building by business, others have criticized it for increasing the dividends ... read more »

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