By Busi Mavuso
Last week, we got bits of economic data reflecting the effects of the July unrest. The RMB Business Confidence Index slumped back into negative territory (below 50 points) in Q3, falling seven points to 43.
Following the July unrest, many business leaders want to rebuild, but they cannot do it without a sense that government and the rest of the country has their back.
Putting the right people in the right jobs is critical for success. This is tougher in politics, where success is much harder to define, than for businesses.
Today’s economic growth figures show that the economy is struggling to recover. While there were some areas that grew, the overall picture shows that much of the economy remains weak.
South Africa’s “beachhead” advantage of a gateway to Africa, long trumpeted, may be waning.
Technology has been key in helping companies adapt to the “new normal” of doing business – and maintaining economic growth!
The biggest crises to come out of COVID-19 has been the effects of lockdown on our nation’s most vulnerable communities.
The COVID-19 crises has amplified the importance of health and safety in organisations.
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