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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BUSI MAVUSO: Moody’s downgrade or not, SA must press on with structural reform


POSTED ON: March 24, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA needs to implement structural reforms, which will imbue the state with credibility at a time when it will count the most as investors settle into a post-coronavirus world.

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Uncertainty in a time of coronavirus …


POSTED ON: March 17, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Indecision is a certainty in SA that has long plagued our economy. But now we have an unprecedented new layer of uncertainty added in the form of coronavirus.

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Life support must come with reforms


POSTED ON: March 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

It is well past the time to review all of our SOEs and make the necessary reforms to get our focus back on growing this economy in an inclusive manner.

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A welcome step on public sector wages, but action is still needed on SOE vampires


POSTED ON: March 2, 2020 IN , by Admin

What we called for in last week’s Budget Speech 2020 was substance rather than the bluster of words of intent. Tito Mboweni rose to the challenge.

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Mboweni rises to the challenge


POSTED ON: February 26, 2020 IN by Admin

Tito Mboweni has faced up to the challenges and delivered a tough budget that will rescue the state from financial disaster – if it can be implemented.

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The toughest budget since democracy


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , by Admin

South Africa’s national finances are in a perilous state and the finance minister will have the difficult task of setting out how they will be managed.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


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Much is riding in the 2020 Budget speech because a slide into full junk status by Moody’s is a very clear and present danger.

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Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


POSTED ON: February 19, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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Government needs to pull out all the stops to escape low-growth trap


POSTED ON: December 5, 2019 IN by Admin

As much as the government under President Cyril Ramaphosa focuses on drawing investment into the country, it is in matters such as freeing up the private sector, and in particular SMMEs, where we’ll find shorter, quicker pathways to a better growth outlook for the economy.

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