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16 September 2019
After registering a surplus between 1995 and 2008, Government's primary balance—the surplus or deficit before interest rate expenses and one of the most important indicators of fiscal sustainability—turned again into a deficit in 2009 and amounted to -3.3% of GDP in early 2010.
30 April 2019
Government revenue has been growing at a rate of 8.1% p.a.
27 July 2018
Over the past seven years, private businesses had to carry the savings can alone.
23 February 2018
Government's cash-book deficit amounted to R194 billion for the twelve months ended Sep 2017 which amounted to 4.3% of GDP.
19 May 2017
Government's cash-book deficit amounted to R149 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2016/2017.
06 February 2017
Government's cash-book deficit averaged 3.4% of GDP in the year ended September 2016.
01 November 2016
Government's cash-book deficit averaged 3.4% of GDP in the year ended June 2016.
11 August 2016
Government's cash-book deficit averaged 3.6% of GDP in the year ended March 2016.
29 April 2016
Government's cash-book deficit averaged around 3.7% of GDP in 2015.
08 February 2016
Government's cash-book deficit averaged around 3.8% of GDP for the 12 months ended Sep 2015.