The huge public sector pay freeze hit the headlines, as did the extra bailout for ailing state electricity company Eskom, and the ailing carrier South Africa Airways.
But there are hidden depths to this budget – particularly when it comes to helping strengthening the institutions needed for sustainable growth: a boost for the justice system, and a healthier tax administration.
With Xolisa Phillips, Patrick Smith and Nicholas Norbrook
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