Budget Speech 2019 Transcript and Highlights PDF

On October 9, 2018, I stood before Judge Babalwa Mantame and took an Oath of Office. I said:
“I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and will obey, respect and uphold the Constitution and all other law in the Republic; and I undertake to hold my office as Minister with honour and dignity; to be a true and faithful counsellor … and to perform the functions of my office conscientiously and to the best of my ability.” Today, I submit before this august House the National Budget. It reflects, to the best of my judgment, the nation’s financial situation. It is in the interest of our people and our country, and not in the narrow objectives of any political party. It is to safeguard the sound financial status of the Republic. I do this in my role as Minister of Finance, performing my fiduciary responsibility as the guardian of the nation’s finances.

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