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Altman advises on way forward for seventh administrationAltman advises on way forward for seventh administration
Former commissioner of the National Planning Commission Prof. Miriam Altman says the seventh administration should strive to continue with already implemented programmes rather than coming up with changes.

Coalition government on cards post May 29 electionsCoalition government on cards post May 29 elections
With a number of election polls predicting that no party is likely to win a majority in the upcoming elections, a coalition government might be on the cards.

Despite Moody’s warning, 2024 elections unlikely to lead to crisis momentDespite Moody’s warning, 2024 elections unlikely to lead to crisis moment
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‘Lighting a fire under people’s bums’ is what’s needed in SA
People should not be getting bonuses just for breathing. The point is to get onto a path of continuous improvement and learning that creates hope and dynamism and delivers a psychological boost: Dr Miriam Altman.

Grants offer relief to manyGrants offer relief to many
Economist and strategist Prof. Miriam Altman says social grants continue to be one of the most important services that governments across the world continue to use to offer relief to some of its indigent citizens.

Is Godongwana’s 2023 Budget credible? These are six ways to know.Is Godongwana’s 2023 Budget credible? These are six ways to know.
Godongwana faces the annual South African conundrum in his 2023 Budget: can he reveal a credible path to stabilising public finances, while also enabling activities that promote progression to a decent life?

Public comment on the draft National State Enterprises Bill comes to an endPublic comment on the draft National State Enterprises Bill comes to an end
The bill will see the axing of the Department of Enterprises, and in its place have a new state-owned holding company to oversee SOEs.

Why is government not meeting the NDP goals?
Join former Commissioner Dr. Miriam Altman and the host as they delve into the challenges facing the nation in meeting its development targets. Discover the key factors affecting progress, from leadership accountability to infrastructure issues, and gain valuable insights into the path forward.

Challenges faced by National Infrastructure Plan 2050Challenges faced by National Infrastructure Plan 2050
Government first introduced the National Development Plan 2012 with the aim of achieving them by 2030. National Infrastructure Plan 2050 Lead drafter Dr Miriam Altman speaks to Hugo Ribatika about some of the challenges faced. Tune into Newzroom Afrika DStv channel 405 for more.

Discussion | Is Finance Minister Godongwana’s 2023 Budget credible?Discussion | Is Finance Minister Godongwana’s 2023 Budget credible?
Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana tabled the country's budget for the year ahead. He had to walk a tightrope, balancing the need to stabilise public finances with the need to promote economic growth. What can be gleaned from the 2023 budget speech? To discuss this further is Dr. Miriam Altman from Altman Advisory.

Impact of SA greylisting on businessImpact of SA greylisting on business
Economists are warning that the decision to grey list South Africa may effectively hike the cost of doing business in the country. Prof. Miriam Altman explains.

How can SA’s state of affairs be turned around?
Professor Miriam Altman from the School of Economics, University of Johannesburg discusses how SA's state of affairs can be turned around as many SOEs are in a deplorable state.

The 4IR Impact on Africa’s economic potentials
How will this Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) that has ushered in a new era of economic disruption in Africa affect its economy? 

What is the economy overview of South Africa especially after the reserve bank increased the inflation rate and the non stop load shedding?What is the economy overview of South Africa especially after the reserve bank increased the inflation rate and the non stop load shedding?
What is the economy overview of South Africa especially after the reserve bank increased the inflation rate and the non stop load shedding , What does it mean for a consumer whose still paying bond payments?

WATCH: Long Road to Energy Reform
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Theft of metals costs SA billions
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel will brief Parliament on the draft policy proposals on scrap metals. To talk about what the government can do to fight cable theft. Professor Miriam Altman, an economic adviser and member of the National Planning Commission speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

Energy emergency faces political inertia
While the country is in the grip of this 15 year-long energy crisis, there is another even slower burning and longer running crisis that we have committed to tackle and that is climate change.

Workers’ Day | SA universities teaches 4IR skills
A lot has been said about the fourth Industrial revolution and how its technologies are already changing the way we work and live. Miriam Altman, professor in 4IR at the School of Economics at the University of Johannesburg speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

Unpacking infrastructure planning and delivery
Infrastructure SA hosted an informative online discussion about the NIP 2050 in partnership with Business Day

Transformation in the digital sector
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa collected R14.4bn in revenue from the auction of spectrum. Companies that qualified for the bidding process were well-established enterprises, without any new or unknown players making the cut. There has been an outcry that the process didn't benefit South Africa's transformation agenda, with some saying that it excluded black-owned businesses. 4IR Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg, Dr. Miriam Altman, weighs in on transformation in the digital sector. Tune into Newzroom Afrika, DStv Channel 405, for more details.

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