Cape Town – The Budget Speech is important for local and global investors, brand reputation management adviser Solly Moeng said.

“If people are going to invest money in South Africa, they are going to want to know if we manage our public finances properly.”

He explained that if the corporate sector – globally and domestically – don’t have confidence that the money they put into the economy will grow then some of them will likely find ways to either pay less taxes to the government or take some of their money out of the country.