Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
4 minute read
8 Nov 2021
5:10 pm

MTBPS: Godongwana must show will to revive economy by cutting red tape

Ina Opperman

There will be a lot of pressure on the new finance minister to say the right thing.

Enoch Godongwana, the new finance minister who will deliver his first MTBPS on Thursday.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana must show government’s will to revive the economy and make doing business easier when he delivers the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) in parliament on Thursday afternoon. South Africans are holding their breath to see if he will at least offer some kind of hope for economic growth, and according to economists, the only way to do this will be to make it easier to do business in the country. The MTBPS will also be closely scrutinised for its commitment to improving the lot of ordinary South Africans who are struggling following the economic shock of...