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Medium-term budget: 'Mboweni must address Eskom, and public trust in Sars'

30 October 2019 7:49 AM
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Citizen Survey strategic research director Reza Omar weighs in on the finance minister's upcoming speech on Wednesday.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will on Wednesday table his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

The minister will table the medium-term Budget along with the Treasury's finalised economic strategy on economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness.

RELATED: Tito Mboweni publishes evidence-based plan to fix structure of broken economy

Bongani Bingwa chats to the Citizen Survey strategic research director Reza Omar to discuss the minister's budget.

Omar says there are a number of issues that the minister's mini-budget needs to address.

One major concern is Eskom and the second one is the public's trust in Sars. Unemployment, crime and poverty are issues that the minister has to address in order to restore trust in the direction that the country is heading.

Reza Omar, Strategic research director - Citizen Survey

Citizen Survey polled the proportion of people in South Africa who believe the country is moving in the right direction.

What we found was that the proportion of people who are saying the country is heading in the right direction reached a high of 35% before the May elections and that was due to Ramaphoria. However, in the past quarter, the figure dropped by 4% and is down to 31% and that is of concern.

Reza Omar, Strategic research director - Citizen Survey

The number of those polled holding a negative outlook has grown.

The new government subsequent to the elections is not turning things around.

Reza Omar, Strategic research director - Citizen Survey

Listen below to the full conversation:


30 October 2019 7:49 AM
Tags:
Tito Mboweni
mid-term budget

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