Danie Toerien
2 minute read
23 Feb 2021
8:01 am

Mboweni must go fish for money ahead of budget speech

Danie Toerien

I know that running a country is slightly more complex than a fishing trip, but the same principles apply.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Picture: GCIS

A group of mates and I used to go on an annual fishing trip to Henties Bay in Namibia. It involved weeks of planning and preparation and, of course, budgeting. None of us had the keys to the National Treasury, so expenses were kept to a minimum while we aimed to take full advantage of the economies of scale. For us, economies of scale meant that we could save on fuel costs if we were at least five men per vehicle. And by bunking down three per room, our accommodation expenses were a fraction of what others paid. READ MORE:...