By Busi Mavuso
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech is another seminal moment for South Africa.
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.
By Busi Mavuso
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.
By Busi Mavuso.
It’s imperative to open up as much of the economy as possible without compromising Covid-19 safety protocols.
Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.
If supporting women to become financially independent is among the state’s priorities, denying women and youth the ability to earn a living due to lockdown of industries such as tourism, is the ultimate contradiction.
Tomorrow’s emergency budget is supposed to map a way forward for just how the state will help galvanise an economy bludgeoned by the effects of the lockdown.
By Busi Mbauso
As business welcomes the opening of the economy from June 1, we must do so understanding the responsibility of navigating us through the September Covid-19 peak.
There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.
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