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SA: public finances in better health, but slippage likely

South Africa’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement published today showed that the government hasn’t (yet) been tempted to spend the windfall from the improvement in the public finances this year. And, by and large, the government expects to stick to its fiscal consolidation plans. But economic and political considerations mean that there is likely to be some fiscal slippage in the coming years.

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