The DA will brief the media on the party's preview of Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba's budget speech.
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JOHANNESBURG – The DA will brief the media on the party&39;s preview of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba&39;s budget speech.
Gigaba is expected to deliver his maiden Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.
Party leader Mmmusi Maimane and shadow finance minister Alf Lees will address the media.
The Finance Minister will have to face a number of challenges:— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) February 20, 2018
-- A messy budget process
-- Weak economic growth
-- Ballooning national debt
-- Dysfunctional institutions
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-- Long-term fiscal risks.Budget2018
Citizens will be looking closely at announcements on personal income tax and sin tax.
Funding of fee free higher education will also be a major lookout point.