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Budget sounds good save for the underspending on realistic outlook

Are the minister and the president serious about putting us on the road to recovery?

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On Thursday afternoon, finance minister Enoch Godongwana was welcomed to the podium by ANC backbenchers clapping their hands in unison, a feat that reminded us that they are much more intellectually gifted than their record of the last 10 years suggests.

Just then I was called away from my screen by an overwhelming urge not to watch ANC backbenchers clapping in unison like a herd of North Korean seals.

When I returned a moment later, however, it seemed that Godongwana was going where no finance minister had gone before, by providing a scathing analysis of the havoc of the last decade of ANC rule...

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