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Govt drops ball on Covid-19 relief promises, says BJC

The supplementary budget announced by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni on 24 June 2020, including a revised fiscal framework and spending plans, reveals that only R36-billion of the much lauded R500-billion economic relief package is new money allocated in the fiscus this financial year. According to Budget Justice Coalition (BJC), this is not even close Read more >

Govt Covid-19 economic response inadequate, punitive

Access to sufficient food and relief from economic hardship are fundamental rights entrenched in the South African Constitution alongside the right to access healthcare services. And yet, notes the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC), the economic measures put in place by the government so far are punitive to the poor and working class in South Africa, Read more >

BJC disappointed by Mboweni’s bleak budget

The 2020 budget proposals risk further harm to the economy by slashing funding for socio-economic development. The minister of finance, Tito Mboweni began his 2020 budget speech with a return to the analogy of the resilient aloe ferox that “survives and thrives when times are tough”. The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) contends that while the Read more >