Public invited to send Budget tips

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pretoria - The Ministry of Finance has once again invited all South Africans to send through their tips on what they would like to see in the country's Budget.

Run throughout the year, the campaign ensures active participation in government programmes especially matters related to the economy.

Through the campaign the public gets an opportunity to send their tips to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on what they think government's spending priorities should be.

The campaign is in line with government's commitment to public participation and ensures government spending is in line with what is expected from the South African public and gauges issues including education, social services, health, job creation and taxes.

Tips can be sent to Gordhan via website or by fax (012) 315-5126 or post to Private Bag X115, Pretoria, 0001 or Pravin Gordhan's fan page on Facebook.

The annual Budget Speech, which will take place on 17 February 2010, is a roadmap indicating what aspects of life in South Africa the government has prioritised in terms of financial resources.