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Parliamentary committee endorses DA’s plan to cut VAT on food [SOUND]

# The DA welcomes the endorsement by Parliament’s standing committee on Finance to expand the zero-VAT-rated food basket, aiming to alleviate financial strains on households. While the National Treasury hints at potential tax measures to offset revenue shortfalls, the party vehemently opposes additional taxes. Amid economic challenges, the DA’s Dion George urges minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana to act promptly, proposing the inclusion of essential items. George advocates for prudent expenditure management as an alternative to tax increases: