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Structural reform is necessary to repay the costs of the lockdown

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Even with the stimulus package, many small businesses have simply not been able to survive the lockdown. Picture: iStock
Even with the stimulus package, many small businesses have simply not been able to survive the lockdown. Picture: iStock

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The starting point has to be the national budget and the R500 billion rand stimulus package.

Although a necessary and valuable tool to help South Africans weather the storms of hardship and adversity, it is only temporary relief. It contains no long-term plan of economic reforms aimed at unleashing our entrepreneurs and our businesses to create jobs and to make South Africa an investment-friendly destination for foreign capital.

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