Ramaphosanomics cuts SA adrift
/ 4 July 2023

Ramaphosanomics cuts SA adrift

World leaders are closely associated with the economic policies they espouse, a fact that does not bode well for South Africa’s president

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Controversial government spending cuts ‘paid off’
/ 28 October 2022

Controversial government spending cuts ‘paid off’

Fiscal consolidation is drawing to a close as the public purse was boosted by commodities, but the treasury will probably continue exercising restraint

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The BIG fix: Effective basic income grant will soothe ailing economy
/ 9 September 2022

The BIG fix: Effective basic income grant will soothe ailing economy

The government needs to cough up for an effective basic income grant if it wants to achieve a 6% GDP growth rate

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‘South Africa on a path to unjust transition’
/ 11 August 2022

‘South Africa on a path to unjust transition’

The country needs a greener economy but energy specialists say policymakers must ensure the creation of a fairer economy in the process

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Will business come to the table for Cyril to meet his 100-day promise?
/ 13 May 2022

Will business come to the table for Cyril to meet his 100-day promise?

Disagreements over a basic income grant, labour law reform and how to save the economy mean consensus is still far off. But trade-offs – and political shifts – will eventually have to be made for there to be any hope of real change

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R350 social relief grant not enough to live on
/ 26 September 2021

R350 social relief grant not enough to live on

Nearly half of the population in South Africa — one of the most unequal countries in the world — is considered chronically poor.

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The basic income grant is surely on the horizon
/ 29 July 2021

The basic income grant is surely on the horizon

It is becoming clear SA needs a BIG, as many ANC cabinet members, opposition parties and experts agree. But there is still dissent from some quarters

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R350 grant: A ticket into the labour market — report
/ 29 June 2021

R350 grant: A ticket into the labour market — report

The Covid-19 social relief of distress grant was terminated at the end of April, but research shows it aided job recovery

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