Eskom the questions still to come …


POSTED ON: May 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Eskom grasped the opportunity from lockdown to deal with maintenance issues but its debt is still the biggest sovereign risk to our economy.

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Level four lockdown is fluid, not time-based


POSTED ON: May 13, 2020 IN by Admin

Level four is something of a testing ground to assess Covid-19 readiness for moving to levels three and two, to learn more about the challenges and states of readiness, trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel told an online webcast with business leaders on Friday organised by Business Leadership South Africa.

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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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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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Innovation is needed, not a rehash of old ideas


POSTED ON: May 5, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

That the government is still toying around with bailing out companies such as SAA is a worrying trait that might keep us mired in the past.

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COVID-19: Illicit trade still rearing its ugly head


POSTED ON: May 4, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

As people, governments, businesses and civil societies across the globe grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, criminal syndicates are taking advantage.

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Prohibitions: unintended consequences


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

The bans on cigarette and alcohol sales have dramatically boosted the fortunes of criminal syndicates and even seen gangs expanding their activities into these markets as their regular criminal activities have been disrupted by the lockdown.

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The easing of the lockdown


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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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Alcohol ban during lockdown


POSTED ON: April 28, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

The closure of taverns and shebeens due to lockdown, while necessary, has unfortunately meant significant loss of income for a lot of people across South Africa, particularly in poorer areas.

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Let’s have a clear road map of how businesses will operate on level 4 lockdown


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By Busi Mavuso

Business has been at the coalface of the damage caused by the lockdown and is most anxious to get back to work.

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