Dissecting the MTBPS with Investec's Annabel Bishop

The medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) tabled in parliament on Wednesday by finance minister Tito Mboweni, was characterised by significant spending cuts and belt tightening measures as National Treasury looks to address the country’s mounting debt.

Annabel Bishop Chief Economist at Investec Bank Limited South Africa outlines some of the critical elements to come out of the budget. She highlights that while it was a daunting budget statement, it is the best the country could have hoped.