Mboweni’s challenge is funding Cyril’s plan

Finance minister must sync with president and advisory council

25 October 2020 - 00:08 By HILARY JOFFE

Finance minister Tito Mboweni tables his medium-term budget on Wednesday after an unusually busy time in the economic policy space.

First the budget was postponed by a week, underlining just how complex and contested the process must have been. Then, last Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa presented his long-awaited economic recovery and reconstruction plan, coincidentally on the day he met the members of his economic advisory council...

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