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Vol 64 No 23

Published 16th November 2023

South Africa

Godongwana's realism unsettles ANC

Ministers are torn between tax hikes and spending cuts in the tightest fiscal crunch for 30 years

After several opinion surveys forecast support for the African National Congress (ANC) dropping below 50% for the first time in next year's national election, the government is struggling to find ways to manage a spate of damaging tax hikes and state spending cuts.

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