'We are starting to do the right things and this is just the beginning'

On the 1st of April VAT will go up one percentage point to 15%, meaning a rise in the cost of our goods and services.

It means less disposable cash and, for many people, life is going to get a lot tougher, says Bonagni Bingwa.

Reflecting on the unchanged credit rating from Moody's and the removal of Tom Moyane as Commissioner at SARS, Bingwa believes that despite some challenges, the country is finally moving in the right direction.

After the promise of the 'New Daw'n there has been justified criticism of the new president for the retention of a number of the Zuma 'bad apples' in cabinet. How much can any dawn be new if there is a still a Bathabile Waqala Nini Dlamini the morning after?

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

But the last week's unequivocal removal of Tom Moyane as Commissioner at SARS sent the right message. The president was not in any mood to humour him. Changes in cabinet, in key portfolios where there was real damage being done on a daily basis, plugged the leaks almost immediately.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

We are growing at a higher rate than we had expected, there have been encouraging signs at Treasury and at State Owned Enterprises. We are starting to do the right things and this is just the beginning

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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