28 Feb 2014
I listened to the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, in his Budget speech, proud of the fact that over the past 20 years, tax revenue has increased tenfold, and will exceed R1 trillion next year. Economically active citizens have tripled to 15 million and 2.3 m businesses are now on a tax at SARS. I also feel proud as a South African. In anyone’s books this is a good news story and Treasury deserves to be congratulated.