By Busi Mavuso
We need to review labour regulations that have protected the rights of employees but have also made it more expensive and harder for small businesses to hire new workers.
By Busi Mavuso
I feel positive that we are moving in the right direction, both on the vaccine programme and the economic policy changes needed.
If we thought we had a jobs crisis on our hands before this pandemic, we now we have something much, much larger than we had ever imagined.
Unemployment data reflects a structural crisis and underperforming economy that only swift and decisive action by all social partners can address.
The green paper on a new social security reform programme would be debilitating on workers as they would have to contribute between 8% and 12% of their earnings.
A successful vaccination programme is critical to being able to rebuild the economy to be able to support all South Africans.
Our only escape from the unemployment crisis and underperforming economy is through reform.
Putting the right people in the right jobs is critical for success. This is tougher in politics, where success is much harder to define, than for businesses.
Business confidence is essential, especially for the infrastructure plans that look to unlock 800,000 job opportunities in the medium term.
Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act has the potential to spur major new investment in electricity generation and make a major contribution to stabilising electricity supply.
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