Fixing the fiscus may mean sacrificing sacred cows

In addition to exogenous factors, the government faces a raft of challenges that are arguably of its own making

10 September 2023 - 00:00 By SUNDAY TIMES EDITORIAL

The relationship between the Treasury and the rest of government has never been easy. As the former attempts to rein in spending and stick to budget projections, ministers and provinces plead for resources to fulfil their mandates to the public. This year, in the run-up to finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s midterm budget, tensions are likely to reach a new high...

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