The economic war on the covid-19 pandemic


POSTED ON: April 16, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

National Treasury and the Reserve Bank are stepping up to the plate with responses to the Covid-19 pandemic – despite having very little wiggle room given our fiscal constraints.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Lockdown extension was always on the cards, but a further one is frightening


POSTED ON: April 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The two-week extension of the lockdown is like taking a punch to the gut, but we need to consider the ramifications. Economists are penciling a deeper GDP contraction this year of -9.7%.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 14 April


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is a lot government can do from a policy point of view to increase the survival rate of small businesses.

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Consequences of SA lockdown and bad policy: what options are left?


POSTED ON: April 9, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The lockdown is unprecedented – there’s no manual on how to respond to the shutdown of commerce.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Kick-starting the economy is an urgent but delicate matter


POSTED ON: April 7, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need to consider the ramifications of the lockdown on the world once we win the war against Covid-19.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 6 April


POSTED ON: April 6, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We are in a living experiment of different policy choices in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The lock-down that we are enduring represents the best policy choice given the experiences of countries around the world that have faced the virus earlier.

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A deepening job crisis looms


POSTED ON: April 2, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavso

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns it has triggered locally and internationally, some estimates say as many as 1.1 million jobs are at risk in SA.

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