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.
By Busi Mavuso
ANC leadership is finally accepting the world as it is and not how it wants it to be.
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.
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.
Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.
There’s a lot riding on the solutions that the cabinet proposes to recast the economy for much-needed growth.
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.
We need to consider the ramifications of the lockdown on the world once we win the war against Covid-19.
Interventions by governments and monetary authorities around the world have been dramatic in response to Covid-19 – reminiscent of war times.
SA needs to implement structural reforms, which will imbue the state with credibility at a time when it will count the most as investors settle into a post-coronavirus world.
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