Mboweni cuts business flights and fancy cars for public officials

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni outlined the cost of fiscal leakage and wastage in South Africa in his mid-term budget and says he is planning to end the huge wastage of public resources. Mboweni said one of the high costs to the government is litigation. He is also taking measures to cut the travel expenses of public officials by mandating economy class domestic flights and he is setting a new ceiling for official vehicles. Biznews' Alec Hogg's frugal choice of shoes got a mention as well. - Linda van Tilburg

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