The Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde has welcomed the allocation of R473 million in drought relief funds for provinces and areas affected by drought.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says an additional funding of R57- billion will be allocated towards fee free higher education over the medium term.
Economist George Glynos says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will have to explain how South Africa will plug a R50.8 billion hole in the country’s finances.
President Donald Trump unveiled his second budget on Monday seeking to make good on his promise to bolster military spending.
The acting Secretary to Parliament, Baby Tyawa, is currently determining the costs involved in postponing the State of the Nation Address.