This week on POLOTIKI, we had the budget speech on Wednesday and, yes, it was depressing. Video emerged of Bosasa boss Gavin Watson belittling staff over tenders, and more explosive testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture as the spotlight was shone on Eskom.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his maiden budget speech and it came with no real surprises or shocks. Government's central economic policy goal is still to accelerate inclusive growth and create jobs, said the minister, while ensuring sustainable finances by containing the budget deficit and stabilising public debt.
News24 senior political reporter Tshidi Madia is joined by News24 associate editor for fast news Sheldon Morias, who says the "new dawn" is not going to be that easy.
News24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowen unpacks Bosasa.
African Global Operations, known as Bosasa, confirmed that the company is under voluntary liquidation after their bank communicated a decision to close down the company's banking facilities. And a new video clip has provided a rare glimpse of elusive and infamous Bosasa boss Gavin Watson in action.
We also discuss the recommendations made by the ANC grievance panel that looked into allegations of sexual harassment against party spokesperson Pule Mabe. One of which is that the ANC should, within three months, adopt a sexual harassment policy, and train all its management and staff in offices throughout the country on this policy.
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