For the first time in the history of a democratic South Africa, the President will not have a praise singer to usher him into the chamber during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) ceremony.
Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature Speaker, Helen Sauls- August says the budget allocation for the State of the Province Address has been reduced from R5 million to R700 000.
The City of Johannesburg is expected to table its 2019/2020 budget and present the city’s plans, programmes and priorities regarding service delivery, with no delays or objections.
Economists are urging government to focus heavily on job creation in order to grow the economy. This after Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, delivered his maiden budget speech on Wednesday in the National Assembly.
Members of Parliament get a pre-budget briefing in a Joint Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance, Select Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Appropriations and Select Committee on Appropriations.