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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A welcome step on public sector wages, but action is still needed on SOE vampires


POSTED ON: March 2, 2020 IN , by Admin

What we called for in last week’s Budget Speech 2020 was substance rather than the bluster of words of intent. Tito Mboweni rose to the challenge.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , , by Admin

Much is riding in the 2020 Budget speech because a slide into full junk status by Moody’s is a very clear and present danger.

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Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


POSTED ON: February 19, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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Government needs to pull out all the stops to escape low-growth trap


POSTED ON: December 5, 2019 IN by Admin

As much as the government under President Cyril Ramaphosa focuses on drawing investment into the country, it is in matters such as freeing up the private sector, and in particular SMMEs, where we’ll find shorter, quicker pathways to a better growth outlook for the economy.

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Selling SA in a challenging global investment climate


POSTED ON: November 13, 2019 IN by Admin

Broader macro constraints need to be tackled, such as the implementation of measures that will ensure energy security, stabilising the debt pile and consolidating the fiscus. Unless these are addressed, many participants may continue viewing events like the investment conference simply as mere talk shops.

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“Mini Budget” preview – mini in name only


POSTED ON: October 28, 2019 IN by Admin

In years past, this week’s speech – that doesn’t carry as much weight as the February budget – was primarily seen as a marker in calendars of just when the state would be unofficially going on its summer holidays. It couldn’t be more different now as it will serve as a statement of intent of Ramaphosa’s first administration, and perhaps the constant date changes bear testimony to its importance – we hope.

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Business can’t ignore pleas of women who fear to walk down the street or office corridors


POSTED ON: September 22, 2019 IN , by Admin

Social cohesion improves economic growth by stopping physical and human capital destruction and creating social capital, cooperation and trust in society.

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