What are SA’s stimulus options, if any?


POSTED ON: March 12, 2020 IN by Admin

Coronavirus induced market crisis is worse now than in 2007 when South Africa had a budget surplus.

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SA is losing billions due to the scourge of illicit trade


POSTED ON: March 11, 2020 IN by Admin

Following a dialogue session on Tuesday, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso lamented that South Africa’s economy was characterised by low growth, which was further exacerbated by contributing factors such as illicit trade.

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High-flying criminals will get their comeuppance


POSTED ON: March 10, 2020 IN by Admin

As big business we are working tirelessly to stem the rising tide of crime.

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Not the time to trade family jewels


POSTED ON: March 5, 2020 IN by Admin

An estimated 2GW of power generation outside Eskom is just waiting for state approval – but nothing has happened despite assurances by President Ramaphosa that this is a path that his administration has chosen.

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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 toughest budget since democracy


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , by Admin

South Africa’s national finances are in a perilous state and the finance minister will have the difficult task of setting out how they will be managed.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


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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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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sona is the most significant speech since 1994


POSTED ON: February 11, 2020 IN , , by Admin

It is up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to reinvigorate and inspire confidence in South Africans from all walks of life in his SONA.

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Cosatu’s debt bailout proposal for Eskom amounts to nothing more than a free lunch


POSTED ON: February 10, 2020 IN , by Admin

SA can’t use public pensions as a convenient piggy bank to bail out our indebted SOEs and avoid fundamental reforms.

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The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’


POSTED ON: February 6, 2020 IN by Admin

Placing land reform in the hands of a government official – a ‘land tsar’ – will only add another layer of policy uncertainty to South Africa’s economic story.

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