South Africans have taken to social media ahead of the 2019 budget speech to share their expectations for this year's speech.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to deliver the 2019 budget speech on Wednesday and South Africans are anxiously awaiting his announcements.
Now, let's be honest, the 2018 budget did not go down well. Former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced an increased VAT rate and it infuriated citizens.
So, Briefly.co.za gathered six expectations South Africans have of the #2019budget speech.
Social media user @Tau_Lenyora commented: "That the @GovernmentZA must stop increasing alcohol and fuel because our salaries can't afford them anymore. Also hoping VAT will go down."
Mıchelle Jacobs, who goes by the Twitter handle @Tracy3103, added: "Would be great if households whose sole breadwinners are female should be tax exempt. This will help them to provide more for their children."
Dunga Jiyana, @jiyanad, wrote: "Tax free from savings."
Another tweep, @GregHarwood, said: "That @GovernmentZA will stop looting taxpayers money, but hey, we live in hope. No doubt the Minister will raise taxes to refill the state coffers and the bank accounts of Comrades."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za asked our readers whether or not they think all grocery items should be VAT free.
Lambani Marwala commented: "Yes food must be vat free so that everyone can afford rich or poor remember food is good for our body and it protect body from a lot of sickness."
Natalie Despy added: "Basics should be tax free..luxury items not."
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