Politicians React to S Africa's 2013 Budget

Following his trillion rand budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has received mixed reactions from opposition parties and civil society.
  • South Africa:  NDP a Key Budget Pillar - Gordhan

    SouthAfrica.info, 28 February 2013

    Brand South Africa has welcomed the importance placed on South Africa's National Development Plan in the 2013 National Budget, reflected both in increased health and education... read more »

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South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (left) ahead of the 2013 budget speech.

  • South Africa:  Cosatu's Statement On 2013/2014 Budget Speech

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 27 February 2013

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions has taken note of the 2012/13-budget speech presented by the Minister of Finance comrade Pravin Gordhan. This is our initial response to... read more »



  • South Africa:  Gordhan Explains Fuel Hike

    South African Press Association, 28 February 2013

    The weaker rand and the high price of oil played a role in the increasing of fuel prices, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.read more »

  • South Africa:  Budget 2013 - Lion's Share for Education

    SouthAfrica.info, 27 February 2013

    South Africa will spend more than R23-billion on beefing up school infrastructure and increasing the number of no-fee schools this year, with education once more receiving the... read more »

  • South Africa:  More for Health As NHI Pilots Roll Out

    SouthAfrica.info, 27 February 2013

    With the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot programmes already being rolled out in some of South Africa's major cities, the government says the country's health infrastructure... read more »

  • South Africa:  Sacci Analysis of the National Budget 2013

    South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 27 February 2013

    In a media statement released today, the CEO of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (SACCI) Mr Neren Rau, said:read more »

  • South Africa:  Parliamentary Office On Cards

    Parliament of South Africa, 27 February 2013

    Parliament is in the advanced stages of establishing a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), the Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Max Sisulu told MPs, journalists and members of... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nehawu Response to the Budget Speech By Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 27 February 2013

    NEHAWU has noted the budget proposals tabled by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordan in his Budget Speech in Parliament today. The Minister has firmly located fiscal policy... read more »