'The 2017/18 budget speech embodies a tough message about the economy and reinforces financial probity', says NWU school of business and governance economist Prof Raymond parsons.
Three in every 10 believe that their families will be better off in a year’s time.
Three in every ten adult South Africans believe things will take a turn for the better in the next year, while just over half believe that things will be about the same and a further two in every ten think that their families will be worse off in a year’s time.
South Africans appear disheartened by the country’s political leadership, according to the latest eNCA / Ipsos Approval Ratings poll.
The poll canvassed 3,416 adult South Africans between 25 October and 28 November 2016*.
The respondents were asked to rate President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, DA leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF leader Julius Malema and Former African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on a scale of 0 to 10 (where 0 means totally for and 10 totally against).
The accomplishments of the small business community in South Africa was in the spotlight as winners of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 10 November at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.
Arnold is an independent business consultant that has been in business, in the corporate environment and privately for the last 30 years. Apart from being a qualified accountant, Arnold also holds several business degrees.