By Busi Mavuso
Much has improved since Cyril Ramaphosa became president but we haven’t quite changed direction yet.
By Busi Mavuso
With the new IPP bid window announced, we’re finally at the cusp of a real change in energy security and a potentially vibrant new economic cluster.
SA needs to deal with labour reform, a topic that lurks in the background but never really comes to the fore.
How would another capital injection into SAA fit into the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council’s drive to reform state-owned enterprises.
It was striking how much business could agree with labour and civil society groups at Nedlac on the way forward.
The economic recovery action plan, agreed to by labour, business and other social partners, is with the president. It’s imperative that Cabinet approves it without delay.
The president injected a sense of urgency into our economic revival last week, backed up by action with the timetable being set for getting more renewable energy onto the grid.
My confidence soared when the president showed last week that he’s willing to take responsibility and hold people accountable.
The country needs urgent interventions implemented from the economic recovery strategy to address the jobs crisis we’ve long faced, which has been accelerated by a Covid-19 crisis.
Will today’s Q2 GDP figures prove to be sobering for policymakers? We hope it makes them realise how urgently we need structural reforms.
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