Cyril and Tito can pull SA out its mess, but it’s going to be bloody

25 February 2019 - 06:10
By Justice Malala
Tito Mboweni extended meaningful financial muscle to the rejuvenation of the SA Revenue Services and to the National Prosecuting Authority.
Image: Esa Alexander Tito Mboweni extended meaningful financial muscle to the rejuvenation of the SA Revenue Services and to the National Prosecuting Authority.

There is much to criticise in finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget, yet there is much to praise, and much to be hopeful about, despite the tough and bitter news it conveyed.

And while the criticisms of Mboweni and President Cyril Ramaphosa are not misplaced, there is a new resolve in government – there is hope.