Even the usually jovial Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni turned serious very quickly during his budget speech today.  Still making a quick tongue-in-cheek comment every now and then (we can never be sure exactly at who those are aimed, but they make us grin in any case), the Minister’s reasons to be hopeful, were perhaps overshadowed by the reality of the dire position of our public finances.

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