Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the national budget speech on 22 February 2017.
During his speech, Minister Gordhan outlined what the national government will prioritise in terms of spending public money for the next financial year.
What is the budget speech?
The national budget speech is the government's spending plan for the coming financial year. The minister of finance is responsible for allocating money to the government's different objectives and programmes.
Why is the budget speech important?
The budget speech is important because it outlines the government's priorities for the next financial year. Budget allocations are a key indicator of the level of importance the government places on certain issues.
Read the speech
Minister Gordhan's National Budget Speech 2017.
Read previous budget speeches