Bounce Back!

In April National Treasury launched the Bounce Back Support Scheme, based on the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme, initially launched in June 2020 to assist businesses negatively affected by low economic activity following Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The newly...

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The 2022 Budget: a review by Andrew Donaldson

The central message of the Budget in recent years has been that debt has been increasing too fast. Fiscal consolidation is again the overwhelming priority. Thankfully, the Minister was able to report progress. Debt will peak at 75.1% of GDP in 2024/25, a year earlier...

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Welcome to GTAC’s new Acting Head

We are excited to announce that Ronette Engela has been appointed the new Acting Head of GTAC. Ronette has headed up GTAC’s Public Expenditure and Policy Analysis Unit since 2013 and brings with her a wealth of experience in government and knowledge about its...

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Building of a Capable State: a collaboration with impact

Building of a Capable State: a collaboration with impact

In September 2021 the Building a Capable State project, a collaboration between GTAC, DPME and the Canadian government, drew to a close. The project which ran from 2013 to 2021 aimed to improve service delivery and accountability within the public service in order to...

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Latest Development Southern Africa edition now available

Latest Development Southern Africa edition now available

Development Southern Africa (DSA) published the last issue for 2021, Volume 38 Issue 6. The following are some of the articles that you can access: Parental bargaining and rural–urban child health differential in Tanzania, Alfred Kechia Mukong& Justine Burns In...

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Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

Minister Godongwana tabled the 25th Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 11 November 2021. WhatsUp asked Andrew Donaldson to write a brief note on Minister Godongwana's first fiscal policy statement since being appointed finance minister: Building on the...

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Infrastructure Investment and the South African Economy

Infrastructure Investment and the South African Economy

GTAC’s Capital Project Appraisal Unit plays a critical role in assisting the National Treasury in the review and assessment of infrastructure investment proposals and feasibility studies before investment decisions are taken. This is highly specialised, technical and...

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