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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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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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: Kick-starting the economy is an urgent but delicate matter


POSTED ON: April 7, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need to consider the ramifications of the lockdown on the world once we win the war against Covid-19.

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Businesses collaborate with govt to mitigate Covid-19 impact


POSTED ON: March 24, 2020 IN by Admin

Interventions by governments and monetary authorities around the world have been dramatic in response to Covid-19 – reminiscent of war times.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Moody’s downgrade or not, SA must press on with structural reform


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

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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A welcome step on public sector wages, but action is still needed on SOE vampires


POSTED ON: March 2, 2020 IN , by Admin

What we called for in last week’s Budget Speech 2020 was substance rather than the bluster of words of intent. Tito Mboweni rose to the challenge.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , , by Admin

Much is riding in the 2020 Budget speech because a slide into full junk status by Moody’s is a very clear and present danger.

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Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


POSTED ON: February 19, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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