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‘Budget biased to the poor’ — ANC

By: Sapa     18th February 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's speech "was biased towards the poor" and would help mitigate the effects of the recession on the most vulnerable... 

SA business urged to take climate action early

By: Christy van der Merwe     17th February 2010 Operating in a "carbon-constrained world" brought up issues of innovation and competitiveness that business in South Africa would need to recognise... 

Speaker suspends Kohler-Barnard for swearing

By: Sapa     17th February 2010 The Speaker of the National Assembly suspended Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament (MP) Dianne Kohler-Barnard for swearing in Parliament... 

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Broad welcome from parties for Gordhan’s budget

By: Sapa     17th February 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's maiden Budget presented in the National Assembly on Wednesday seems to have found favour with most political... 

Budget at a Glance

17th February 2010 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his team at the National Treasury released an innovative graphic along with the other 2010 Budget... 

New vehicle owners to pay emissions tax from Sept 1

By: Chanel de Bruyn     17th February 2010 The proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) vehicle emissions tax, which will come into effect on September 1, would now be implemented as a specific tax and... 

R1bn set aside to close middle-income house market gap

By: Terence Creamer     17th February 2010 The South African government has allocated an additional R1-billion for the so-called ‘integrated housing and human settlement development grant'... 

2010 Budget Speech (17/02/2010) 

17th February 2010  

Budget Review 2010 (3,3MB)

17th February 2010  

R3,6bn more for industry incentives, but Ipap2 will need off-Budget fillip 

By: Terence Creamer     17th February 2010 The South African government has set aside an additional R3,6-billion for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to partly support the second... 

Gordhan provides details on R846bn infrastructure plan

By: Chanel de Bruyn     17th February 2010 While the public sector continued with plans to spend R845,6-billion on infrastructure over the next three years, government had also started with... 

Gordhan holds steady on inflation target, but hints to broader SARB mandate

By: Terence Creamer     17th February 2010 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will continue to target inflation within a range of 3% to 6%, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan confirmed in... 

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