By Busi Mavuso
We applaud the NPA for the arrests of suspects linked to the looting of VBS Bank and offer our full support as it pursues justice.
By Busi Mavuso
As South Africa thinks about the economic recovery post the coronavirus crisis, shattered business confidence should have us worried.
Whatever courts find on lockdown details, there is no doubt that social distancing and health protocols work and must be in place.
Momentum is building towards finding viable solutions for our ailing SOEs with the presidential SOE council to be named soon and the review of all SOEs under way.
The positive message from government is that it is committed to driving a recovery and is open-minded on engaging with business on how to do it. The shift to level three next week is important and welcome.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s admission that some lockdown restrictions had been unclear, poorly explained and even contradictory was a powerful step in resetting government’s relationship with the public.
Government must be agile in responding to changing conditions. The risk-based framework for opening the economy allows agility to some extent by giving it tools to fine-tune.
Big businesses as well as SMMEs are facing a serious calamity with the Covid 19 crisis.
The phased easing of the lockdown is a welcome step for government to take in managing the covid-19 crisis.
SAA is a symbol of government’s mismanagement of the economy. The airline is now terminal. The Covid-19 crisis has put the lid on the coffin, but there were no alternatives even before the crisis.
Second Floor, 61 Katherine Street,
PO Box 7006 Johannesburg 2000
Tel : +27 (11) 356-4650
Fax : +27 (11) 726-4705
Registration number: 062-000 NPO