By Busi Mavuso
The IMF’s medium-term forecasts have alarming implications for our unemployment situation.
We have 27% of our adult population fully vaccinated including 53% of those over 60, but need to reach 60%-70% to minimise the impact of the virus.
By Busi mavuso
The news of the surplus is positive and more importantly, it helps regain some credibility in markets for a Treasury that has taken a knock in recent years.
COP26 is a chance for President Cyril Ramaphosa to put SA back on the global map as a green investment destination and is also a chance to kickstart his much-vaunted infrastructure plans.
Following the July unrest, many business leaders want to rebuild, but they cannot do it without a sense that government and the rest of the country has their back.
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.
By Busi Mavuso
The rule of law took precedence over political prudence. No-one can display the contempt of court that Zuma did without expecting consequences.
The state should consider providing further social support for the vast majority of South Africans who aren’t as shielded from the economic strain caused by these unavoidable lockdowns.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s move on the licence exemption for electricity generation is highly positive.
Q1 GDP figures provide further evidence of the economy’s rebound from the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in our worst economic performance in a century.
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