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    Agbiz response to Minister Gordhan’s medium-term budget policy statement

Agbiz response to Minister Gordhan’s medium-term budget policy statement

by Dr John Purchase and Wandile Sihlobo on Oct 26th, 2016|

Rarely has a medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) generated as much interest as the MTBPS of today, and rightly so. With continued sluggish and deteriorating economic growth, and increased demands on the fiscus for ‘free’ higher education, drought and […]

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    South Africa at crossroads: Impact on and role of agro-food value chain?

South Africa at crossroads: Impact on and role of agro-food value chain?

by John Purchase, CEO: Agbiz on Apr 12th, 2016|

This past week Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, together with Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, met with members of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), including Agbiz. The frank and open discussion focussed on government initiatives to address the challenges facing the […]

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    Agbiz response to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech

Agbiz response to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech

by Dr John Purchase on Feb 25th, 2016|

Not in the last two decades has there been as much interest and anticipation in the annual budget speech of the Minister of Finance, as was the case with Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech. Against the background of […]