13 March 1996
The SA finance minister, Chris Liebenberg, presented his 1996 - 1997 budget to parliament. It was a cautious package intended to reduce the fiscal deficit and provide tax relief to low and middle-income groups. Liebenberg pronounced his primary aim as to build on the government's reputation for fiscal discipline, while paving the way for more significant budgetary reforms in the 1997-1998 financial year. He further reported perpetual economic growth, registering 3.5 per cent in 1995, the highest since 1988.

Keesing's Record of World Events, News Digest for March, 1996 p. 40985. |Nelson Mandela 1996 from Nelson Mandela [online] Available at: www.nelsonmandela.org [Accessed: 14 March 2014]