The easing of the lockdown


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

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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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 28 April


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The phased easing of the lockdown is a welcome step for government to take in managing the covid-19 crisis.

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


POSTED ON: IN , , by Admin

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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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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The economic war on the covid-19 pandemic


POSTED ON: April 16, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

National Treasury and the Reserve Bank are stepping up to the plate with responses to the Covid-19 pandemic – despite having very little wiggle room given our fiscal constraints.

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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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