SONA sets scene for 'austerity-style' budget, says analyst

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President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA has set the stage for an "austerity-style budget" which will place pressure on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to deliver, says political analyst Daniel Silke.

This would require Mboweni to announce the "top slicing of government departments". "We are likely to see the minister grapple through an austerity style budget.

It will be a very tough budget," said Silke.

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