Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement: what we will be looking out for:
It seems to us that the most urgent political priority for South Africa is dealing with our economic crisis in a manner that reduces inequality and eradicates poverty. Deliberations around the MTBPS should by necessity be guided by and respond to this political priority. In assessing the MTBPS, we would be looking at (1) measures proposed to protect South Africans from the economic crisis; and (2) measures proposed to get South Africa out of the economic crisis without increasing levels of inequality. Please see full statement attached.