Breaking: A National Treasury official has admitted that the Finance Minister will stop accepting public submissions for the 2016 Budget this Monday 15th February. This could be one of the most important budget in Mzansi’s history, yet National Treasury has failed to ensure public participation in decisions that will affect millions of us.
It’s critical we use our democratic structures to give Minister Gordhan a clear people's mandate. With drought devastating our country, and food prices, along with unemployment, likely to rise, we need to increase social spending now more than ever. As one of the most unequal societies in the world, Minister Gordhan must use his power to ensure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in tax.