Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene Midterm Budget has painted a bleak picture of the country's economic growth, which stands at 1.5%.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene tabled his budget amid student protests in the parliamentary precinct about tertiary education funding.
702's John Robbie spoke to Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas about what's in store for South Africans and the education sector in particular.
Listen to the conversation below:
There is hope... we must bear in mind that the world is going through similar challenges of sustained slow growth... all developing countries are grappling with managing this new reality.— Mcebisi Jonas, Deputy Fiunance Minister