tito mboweni Mid Term Budget Speech

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Photo:GCIS

Tito Mboweni wants your input on South Africa’s 2019 budget

It’s time to submit our opinions on where the money should go.

tito mboweni Mid Term Budget Speech

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Photo:GCIS

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the 2019 Budget on 20 February and as per norm, the public has been invited to make inputs.

In a statement issued on Thursday, National Treasury said there would be, as usual, a balance that must be struck to give attention to competing priorities.

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Tito Mboweni invites input into the 2019 budget

“It is in this context that Minister Mboweni invites South Africans to share their views about economic conditions and other issues they would like government to highlight in the Budget on the 20 February 2019,” National Treasury said.

The Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni convened the second colloquium on the South African economy on Saturday (19 January 2019) to discuss ways to achieve higher and more inclusive growth.

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Participants at the colloquium included the Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago and Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele, academics, private sector economists, key government officials, business people and international experts.

“The colloquium is a classic example of the interaction between the state, academia, private sector and other sectors of society. Our objective is to think through what could be in the best interest of South Africans in the medium to long-term.

“We will continue to canvass the views of as many South African and international economic experts as is practically possible,” Mr Mboweni said.

How to provide input on South Africa’s budget

In particular, the Minister would like public views on, among others:

  • How South Africa can achieve faster and more equitable?
  • What government can do differently in support of faster and more equitable growth?

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Contributions can be sent through on:

  • Twitter: @TreasuryRSA with the hashtag #TipsForMinFin and #RSABudget2019
  • National Treasury website: www.treasury.gov.za on the home page under the heading Budget Tips.