Finance Minister asks for #Budget2016 input

Finance Minister asks for #Budget2016 input

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, will deliver his Budget speech in Parliament on 24 February and has asked the public to voice their views.

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The country's economy is set to grow by less than 1% in 2016 and economists are warning that a lot of "belt-tightening" needs to take place in government and households.

Successive interest rate hikes are squeezing the over-indebted middle-class. The drought will also see food prices rise significantly this year. 

Treasury has already said there is a need to ensure that every rand government spends makes a differences in the lives of South Africans.

Minister Gordhan has invited South Africans to voice their views about their economic concerns and issues they would like government to highlight in the Budget.

In particular, the Minister would like your ideas on:

a. What are the three things that government does very well?

b. What are the three things that government should stop doing?

c. What are the three areas that government spending should be directed to?

d. How can South Africa achieve inclusive economic growth?

You can send your contributions in the following ways:

- Facebook: National Treasury South Africa

- Twitter: #Budget2016 and follow @NationalTreasu2

- National Treasury Website

(File photo: Gallo Images)

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