By Busi Mavuso
That the government is still toying around with bailing out companies such as SAA is a worrying trait that might keep us mired in the past.
By Tebele Luthuli
As people, governments, businesses and civil societies across the globe grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, criminal syndicates are taking advantage.
Big businesses as well as SMMEs are facing a serious calamity with the Covid 19 crisis.
The bans on cigarette and alcohol sales have dramatically boosted the fortunes of criminal syndicates and even seen gangs expanding their activities into these markets as their regular criminal activities have been disrupted by the lockdown.
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.
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.
The phased easing of the lockdown is a welcome step for government to take in managing the covid-19 crisis.
Business has been at the coalface of the damage caused by the lockdown and is most anxious to get back to work.
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.
Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.
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