Seeking an IMF loan will take us from dogma to pragmatism


POSTED ON: May 12, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

ANC leadership is finally accepting the world as it is and not how it wants it to be.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 11 May


POSTED ON: May 11, 2020 IN , by Admin

Government must be agile in responding to changing conditions. The risk-based framework for opening the economy allows agility to some extent by giving it tools to fine-tune.

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Falling revenues and fewer options …


POSTED ON: May 7, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

If our fiscal roadmap includes plans for the start of a new state-owned airline and, given our most recent record in managing one in SAA, one wonders what sort of terms will be struck.

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The easing of the lockdown


POSTED ON: April 30, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

On Friday, the curtain finally starts to lift on what must rank as the most difficult period for a South African economy that has been through the worst over the past decade.

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Extraordinary times: Patel on phased approach to reopening the economy


POSTED ON: April 22, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.

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Health-friendly economic recovery plan is urgently needed


POSTED ON: April 21, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There’s a lot riding on the solutions that the cabinet proposes to recast the economy for much-needed growth.

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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: 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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