This submission highlights areas within selected programmes that are in need of concerted interventions in relation to budgeting and planning, following the tabling of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), the Adjustments Estimates and Adjustment Appropriations Bill by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, on 24 October 2018. The BJC argues that the MTBPS reinforces South Africa’s austerity policy direction which further entrenches patterns of poverty and inequality.

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