By Busi Mavuso
Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.
If supporting women to become financially independent is among the state’s priorities, denying women and youth the ability to earn a living due to lockdown of industries such as tourism, is the ultimate contradiction.
By Busi Mbauso
As business welcomes the opening of the economy from June 1, we must do so understanding the responsibility of navigating us through the September Covid-19 peak.
By Busi Mavuso
There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.
The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to rethink how they operate. Those that innovate – and quickly – will be able to firstly keep their heads above water and then prosper
Business has been at the coalface of the damage caused by the lockdown and is most anxious to get back to work.
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.
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%.
By Busi Mavso
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns it has triggered locally and internationally, some estimates say as many as 1.1 million jobs are at risk in SA.
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