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Simanga
Yes I do
Yes I do
I think some of those Items should not be taxed and school nutrition it's the best thing ever happen to young students they should increase it and grants as well
Tiisetso
Yes I do
Not fully
an increase in an over financially burdened society is going to increase the level of poverty, unemployment and inequity. These are the tree challenges that must be attended to and not put paraffin to fire. society is overstretched and this 15% increase is final blow us. Although Treasury is trying to relieve or exempt certain item from this ridiculous vat increase, I don't believe its a way to address the massive corruption and illicit flow of finance out of the country. all we have to do is to work on retrieving money stolen from our public purse.
Elvie
Yes I do
Yes I do
all basics products should be zero-rated and not only food. if it is a basic that has to be used it should be zero rated. Some additional products should also be zero rater..like toilet paper (but obviously not luxury toilet paper.
Renette
Not fully
Not fully
All fresh fruit and veggies, meat except possessed meat, milk and bread.

Force schools to only sell healthy foods in the cafeteria, not all fried and sweets. No health muffins, fruit, health bars, etc are available at any schools tuck shop. How can we teach our kids to eat healthy, if the schools do not support this.
Nande
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Not fully
The department of health has been promoting healthy eating habits as we are a largely obese nation. Fruits and vegetables that are grown locally should be zero-rated. Staples like maize meal, rice, samp, etc. should be zero-rated. Sanitary towels should be added to the list and government should have initiaves like the condoms in every public & private bathroom. These should be donated to schools. Certain types of baby diapers and baby milk should be zero-rated as we cannot afford to buy these things as one packet does not even last a month.
Chery
Yes I do
Yes I do
Something has got to change. The cost of living is far to high compared to the rest of the world. What about collective farming like in Israel? It works. All S A fresh products should ne non vat.. Plus staples.. Sanitary ware also.. Give the people a gap..
William
Yes I do
Yes I do
The cost of living is already exorbitant so if something can be saved on taxable items it can only be a good thing.
Malcolm
Not fully
Not fully
To add to the list. All fresh produce obtained from South African sources should be zero vat rated. That includes all fresh fruit and vegetables. Dairy products must include milk and eggs. Staple foods must include bread, maize and rice. To make a meaningful difference one could include chicken and certain fish like hake and pilchards even where processed into canned items. The wealthy and middle class might benefit too but then again they pay the bulk of the vat anyways and especially when it comes to other products and so called luxury goods. A very decent move by the ANC at least to introduce a food nutrition programme at schools and fresh food growing should be encouraged at all schools even promoting hydroponics where possible and affordable through collections or other forms in enclosed containers for better yields. Condoms are free and therefor free sanitary pads are on point. Kindly make a meaningfull visible difference because everyone is going to "kak" further when fuel goes up again to make South African fuel one of the most expensive in the world with a significantly poor valued rand and not sufficient employment to add further to the woes.
Ian
Yes I do
Yes I do
no other comments
sheila
Yes I do
Yes I do
the cost of living is already exhorbitant so if something can be saved on taxable items it can only be a good thing.
Malcolm
Yes I do
Yes I do
Already we as citizens pay alot for food ect and adding vat pushing it much higher, if vat is taken away we can somehow deal with the fuel and food increases ,which in fact don't ever come down when the fuel prices decrease nor does it come down when the rand strengthens.As for the old age pension , grand, child support and school nutrition programmes why not increasing it.I'm a tax payer old people should retire comfortable and we should see too it that they do and stop supportingoing criminals in prison with more luxury. Dad's that just touch base and move on without supporting their kids should be hid harder life in the SA is mess so why mess it up further with allowing dad's to get away with child support. There is a lot of institutions that need goverents support to highlight cripple care autism and many other schools .when these kids leave school there is no work and if some of them do find a job, they are being exploited unable to support themselfs with what they get payed, so increase the GRAND. Thanx for reading my view point.
Hansie
No I do not
No I do not
Why do the taxpayer have to take responsibility for other people's children,if you want to vote have less children,why bring them in the world and you can't raise them yourself?I suggest a childgrand of R800, but only for the first child,if you can't raise a kid yourself don't bring them in the world for taxpayers to raise.Only stapple food should be vat free,the increase of 1%is to pay for free education,in life nothing is for free,somewhere allong the line somebody is paying for it!If somebody is fit to vote,he or she should be intelligent enough to know how many children he /she can afford to raise.
Madimetja Abram
Yes I do
Yes I do
We need to consider that all stable food need not be taxed. The government need to help South African to be able to manage their life. In your zero rated food eggs,Bupi, and rice including paraffin ,gas for cooking those foods
magda
No I do not
No I do not
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Paul
Yes I do
Yes I do
All the mentioned proposals are paramount importance & worth real consideration & implementation. This must be given extreme urgently.
Khanya
No I do not
Not fully
Vat should not be increased at all,we cannot pretend as if we do not know who suffers due to increase,poor people always bear concequences of decisions of the politicians. The government must cut down expenditure,too many ministers,eradicate provinces because now we are a federal state, decrease pension age,there is lot of useless people in the public service,employ the youth,Tax the rich,increase tax on companies esp big ones,that is the best source of revenue.
Valerie
Yes I do
Yes I do
The economy is struggling as it is. And the poor people are the ones struggling the most.
Tebogo
Yes I do
Yes I do
The countries economy is struggling, it is more than enough reason.
Chasmah
Not fully
Yes I do
The high cost of living is affecting all South Africans. The poor is the hardest hit by the extremely high costs. Tgia coupled with the continuous petrol price increases will have an adverse affects on job creation and job sustainability as small businesses will be forced to close up shop.
Dave
Yes I do
Yes I do
The living cost in this country is too high. Poorer people cannot survive.
Xolile
Yes I do
Yes I do
1. Government must not increase Vat on the following items : Bread , milk , butter , jam , peanut butter,cooking oil , chicken , mealie meal , rice , samp , paraffin and petrol.

2.Alternatively Government can increase Vat as much as 20 % on alcohol and cigarettes in order to pay better salaries on Grants & pensioners : i.e Pensiner's salary to be R 4 500 p/m and Grant to be R 1 500 per child p/m
Raymond
Yes I do
Yes I do
My reason is i am a pensioner and cant afford all these high prices on our basic food.
Njanayana
Yes I do
Not fully
Electricity and water, milk and brown bread also, maize mael
Sonet
Yes I do
Yes I do
Pensioners Must get at least R6500-00
Thea
No I do not
Not fully
We are already heavily burdened. The items that they want to to exclude are not going to help the middle class. It's just another way of getting us to sponsor the poor. With better governance and less corruption the government can do this with the taxes that we already pay!