Uncertainty around Covid-19 still holds many economies around the globe hostage. In the meantime, various outcomes are being explored by different analysts and researchers. One such researcher, Miriam Altman who is a Commissioner in the National Planning Commission of the SA Presidency spoke to Business Day TV about her four scenarios for the local economy post Covid-19.
Miriam Altman, a commissioner on the National Planning Commission, joins TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod for a discussion on the Covid-19 lockdown, its impact, and how to save the economy.
Altman, who is a former chief strategy officer at Telkom and a director at Altman Advisory (among other roles), shares her views on the ban on unfettered e-commerce (and why it’s not good at all); why more needs to be done to get broadband to more South Africans (and why the wholesale open-access network is probably not the best vehicle to achieve this); and what work has been happening at the National Planning Commission — and plenty more!
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