By Busi Mavuso
One of the key structural reforms SA desperately needs is far greater access to spectrum. Economic growth is being choked by a lack of data bandwidth at reasonable prices.
Our jobs market remains one of the worst in the world, with unemployment in Q2 reaching 34.4%, the highest of 80 industrialised nations tracked by Bloomberg.
By Busi Mavuso
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.
We should consider the real impact of the protests and the various lockdown measures on women, especially black women in the country.
As BLSA, we’ve asked the state to step in and aid the rebuild effort. National Treasury’s R39bn package to provide relief to businesses and the poor should be welcomed.
It’s important that the South African government follow through on plans that are going to be developed following the recent unrest to ensure investment in SA continues.
It is unnecessary to shake the foundations of the country by changing Section 25 of the constitution.
The corporatisation of the Transnet National Ports Authority by President Cyril Ramaphosa is yet another positive step in restructuring our SOEs.
Last week South African business lost one of its giants. Jabu Mabuza helped business find its voice at the height of state capture.
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