What we need from JZ’s State of the Nation Address and Pravin’s Budget Speech

President Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, 9 February.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will deliver his 2017 Budget Speech on Wednesday, 22 February.

What does South Africa need from them in this time of global uncertainty?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Political Economy Analyst at Political Futures Consultancy Daniel Silke.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

We’ll know how bad things are when we look at the tax increases that are likely to come.

Daniel Silke, Political Futures Consultancy

Can the President institute positive sentiment? That’s the critical issue.

Daniel Silke, Political Futures Consultancy

I would argue that a combination of taxation and the liberalisation of the stranglehold of state owned enterprises are necessary.

Daniel Silke, Political Futures Consultancy

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