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Watch the 2017 Budget Speech livestream right here

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Okay, so it’s not as flair-filled as the State of the Nation Address, nor does it carry the sheer social media clout. But the Budget Speech delivered by South Africa’s finance minister every February is massively important.

After today, you’ll know how much you’ll need to pay for beer, fuel, sugary drinks and even everyday household items. If that isn’t important, we not sure what is.

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Our #Budget2017 coverage:
Budget Speech 2017: South Africa protests on the streets & Twitter

Some have already taken to Twitter and the city streets across the country to voice their concerns, opinions and suggestions, and that’ll likely continue as the day progresses. But even if you can’t get out today (if you’re stuck in an office, perhaps?), you can still follow the story.

Parliament South Africa will livestream proceedings from Cape Town’s city centre, beginning at 2pm SAST.

Be sure to bookmark this page, and return just after lunchtime, when South Africa financial future will be given an entirely new outlook.

Still here? While you wait, you can also have a look at Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech, or catch up on our #SONA2017 coverage.

Feature image: warrenski via Flickr (CC 2.0, resized)

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