2017 BUDGET SPEECH By Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance

22 February 2017

Honourable Speaker

Mister President

Mister Deputy President

Cabinet Colleagues and Deputy Ministers

Governor of the Reserve Bank

MECs of Finance

Fellow South Africans



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 I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.

 I am mindful, in the context of our own transformation challenges and the stresses in the global environment, of Oliver Tambo’s unwavering vision:

"We seek to create a united, democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity...[We seek to]

remake our part of the world into a corner of the globe of which all of humanity can be proud."

 Full 2017 Budget Speech attached