Covid tightrope: Balancing society’s needs and the economy’s security

November 25, 2020

How does our government strike a balance between allowing us as citizens to enjoy the festive season and all that comes with it, without risking a second Covid-19 wave that could be fatal to our economy?

Economy sinks further into junk status

November 21, 2020

The country’s investment rating has shrunk even further. Moody’s Ratings agency slashed the country’s investments to BA-TWO with a negative outlook and Fitch also slashed the investment grade to BB-minus. For more, Thembekile Mrototo spoke to economist, Miriam Altman.

Can SA afford a second wave of Covid-19?

November 16, 2020

Last Wednesday, the president opened international borders and allowed alcohol to be sold during the weekend, for the sake of the economy. A potential second wave of #COVID19 is looming. Today, we ask: will we be able to deal with it? And, can our country afford it?

How viable is the economic recovery plan

October 16, 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled his economic recovery plan which aims to increase growth to around 3% on average over the next decade. The plan promises among other things the creation of 800, 000 jobs, reliable energy supply and infrastructure development. Business Day TV spoke to Miriam Altman, Commissioner in the National Planning Commission of the SA Presidency on the viability of the plan.


What’s in the recovery bag? | SA’s economic trouble

October 8, 2020

Cabinet has spent the last two days in a virtual lekgotla. Miriam Altman of the University of Johannesburg School of Economics talks on SA’s economic trouble with Shahan Ramkissoon. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403


GDP collapses 51% in the second quarter

September 8, 2020