The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTPBS) will be presented against the backdrop of a sluggish economy, the looming threat of a possible negative view by independent rating agencies, fees must fall campaign as well as uncertainty in the global economic conditions.
There is as usual a balancing act that must be struck to give attention to various competing priorities. It is in this context that the Minister of Finance Mr Pravin Gordhan invites South Africans to share their views about economic conditions and other issues they would like government to highlight in the MTBPS on 26 October 2016.
In particular, the Minister would like public views on:
a. Funding of free educations for students in tertiary institutions;
b. How South Africa can achieve inclusive economic growth;
c. How South Africa can use its resources to ensure efficiencies; and
d. How the government, civil society, unions and business can work together in oneness of purpose to achieve the economic objectives of our country.
The Minister looks forward to your contribution.
Contributions can be sent through:
Facebook: National Treasury South Africa;
Twitter Handle: #MTBPS2016 and Follow @TreasuryRSA;
National Treasury website: MTBPS 2016 TIP;
Arranged oral presentations to the department.