With Covid-19 infections rising sharply, it’s important that political leaders and business leaders in SA lead by example in curbing the spread.
By Busi Mavuso
Boosting confidence is critical for our economic recovery – easier said than done considering the tales of corruption around the management of the health pandemic.
By Busi Mavuso
The time for talking is done. We must now become obsessed with implementation – it’s the only thing that matters.
By Tebele Luthuli
Perhaps many South Africans have become apathetic about corruption because they never see things improving.
SA is being bailed out by the IMF because we can’t finance the Covid-19 battle ourselves. That’s because of our low growth over the last five years.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation last week was focused on growing corruption around funds dedicated to our war against Covid-19. A sad state of affairs.
Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.
If supporting women to become financially independent is among the state’s priorities, denying women and youth the ability to earn a living due to lockdown of industries such as tourism, is the ultimate contradiction.
An IMF loan through its stand-by arrangement means SA would have to sign up to conditions. While on the surface it is presented as not being a loss of sovereignty, in reality it is.
The need for transparency increases dramatically especially when lockdown decisions could destroy the livelihoods of millions of citizens, as the alcohol ban does.
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