SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Absip's president Sibongiseni Mbatha said in the statement that the financial industry body welcomed the South African Reserve Bank’s intervention of cutting the repo rate by 100 basis points.
Many residents of Khayelitsha in Cape Town are unhappy about the 21-day lockdown.
The JSE Top 40 also had a tough morning, compounding last week's losses to trade down more than 5%.
While the government gets to grips with the emergence of the new coronavirus , introducing the closure of multiple trade ports as a preventative measure, industry leaders and organisations met on Monday morning to and assess the impact of the outbreak.
President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament on Thursday afternoon that investors, including the finance industry, had responded enthusiastically to government's renewed commitment to investing in infrastructure announced in his SONA last week.
The ANC was jittery about establishing a state-owned bank until Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni "hijacked the superior logic of the EFF", Julius Malema said on Tuesday.
The president says that, over the next few months, government would implement measures to "fundamentally change the trajectory of energy generation in our country".
The tripartite alliance has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa in condemning the South African Airways business rescue practitioners' decision to cancel all domestic routes barring Johannesburg-Cape Town.
The utility has a debt burden of R450bn
President Cyril Ramaphosa last week signed five bills relating to tax administration and other division of revenue proposals for the 2019 fiscal year.
This follows an initial raft of interventions announced last week to provide lenders with cheaper access to funding.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has met with industry captains to ensure that continuing operations do so safely.
Nehawu is pressing ahead with plans to march on 30 March.
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The president says government is 'taking bold steps to hold the economy in good stead for the future'.
The City of Cape Town says it is exploring opportunities in hemp farming, which it says may be beneficial for economic growth and jobs.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa has said it would be "reckless and irresponsible" to provide Eskom with financial assistance using government employees' pension funds, and that SAA should eventually be privatised.
BUSA vice president, Martin Kingston, has said while the business body is party to a principle agreement to mobilise private and public savings to assist Eskom financially, funders should not be exposed to excessive risk in the process.
SA's govt will tell the Trump administration that its review of a preferential trade agreement that could put as much as R35bn in exports at risk is premature and potentially damaging for both economies.
The president told mourners at the businessman's official state funeral that he would work to develop a youth entrepreneurship academy in his honour.
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