We are in last chance saloon


POSTED ON: April 23, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We needed decisive intervention from government in the face of an economy that is set to reel from the effects of covid-19. It was delivered.

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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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Review ban on cigarette sales during lockdown


POSTED ON: April 17, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

The reasons for the ban on cigarette sales, though, remain unclear and should be open for discussion and review.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Lockdown extension was always on the cards, but a further one is frightening


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

By Busi Mavuso

The two-week extension of the lockdown is like taking a punch to the gut, but we need to consider the ramifications. Economists are penciling a deeper GDP contraction this year of -9.7%.

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Consequences of SA lockdown and bad policy: what options are left?


POSTED ON: April 9, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The lockdown is unprecedented – there’s no manual on how to respond to the shutdown of commerce.

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BUSI MAVUSO: The guillotine falls … can we turn it around?


POSTED ON: March 31, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We have hit the economic iceberg. The decision by Moody’s to downgrade our credit rating to junk finally cut SA’s tenuous hold on its last investment-grade rating.

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Lockdown, the only intervention …


POSTED ON: March 26, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Tonight we head into a first in South Africa’s young history, with the entire population being placed under lockdown for our greater good.

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Businesses collaborate with govt to mitigate Covid-19 impact


POSTED ON: March 24, 2020 IN by Admin

Interventions by governments and monetary authorities around the world have been dramatic in response to Covid-19 – reminiscent of war times.

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


POSTED ON: 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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