Old Mutual Thought Leaders

The Old Mutual experts offer in-depth coverage and analysis of the 2015 Budget Speech and how it will impact you.

TAX FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNT

To promote an increase in household savings, the National Treasury has announced that they will introduce a legislation that allows for the provision of Tax Free Savings Accounts from March 2015.

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BUDGET INSIGHTS FROM DERICK FERREIRA

Derick Ferreira, Head of Product Management at Old Mutual shares his insights on the impact of the Budget Speech on South Africans.

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KEY TAKEOUTS FROM THE BUDGET

Sore Cloete, Legal Manager at Old Mutual unpacks the Budget Speech.

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BUDGET TO BRING CLARITY TO RETIREMENT SECTOR

The 2015 National Budget Speech is expected to bring further clarity on Government's commitment to positive retirement outcomes for retirement savings, as well as society at large.

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BUDGET PREVIEW 2015

The key focus of the Budget this week should be more convincing fiscal consolidation, says Old Mutual Investment Group. Government will need to adhere to budget deficits and improve them.

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CHANGES TO DISABILITY POLICY TAXES

From 1 March 2015, the government will introduce a new way of taxing policies that protect people against loss of income due to a temporary disability or retrenchment.

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TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS - A BOON FOR YOUNGER SAVERS

The tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) are an encouraging development for South Africans who want to save, says Derick Ferreira, product head of Customer and Intermediary Solutions at Old Mutual.

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IS SOUTH AFRICA AT A FISCAL CROSS ROAD?

Budget previews usually focus on shorter-term issues but often lose sight of the key issue: the long-term sustainability of government’s debt position. This is a major challenge facing Finance Minister Nene.

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YOUTH RESPOND TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

The question of how government plans to improve South Africa’s economic growth will be a key component of this year’s speech. In tandem, South Africa’s brightest economic students have also contributed their thoughts.

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Budget Overview

Hot off the press! You can now download the 2015/2016 People's Guides, the 2015/2016 Pocket Guide and a transcript of the 2015 SA Budget Speech. We'll add the Stop Press updates at 10am on 26 February 2015.