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Glacier Investment Summit 2021

November 30, 2021

Building socio-economic resilience in South Africa

National Infrastructure Plan

November 18, 2021

BIG debate rages on

August 13, 2021

Basic Income Grant debate rages on. BDTV, August 13, 2021

Insurrection in SA | Businesses counting the costs

July 20, 2021

The security cluster says it has intelligence that the recent looting and infrastructure damage are a result of a concerted effort to destabilise South Africa. Dr Mirriam Altman, from UJ’s School of Economics, speaks to #eNCA’s Clement Manyathela. Courtesy #DStv403

Covid-19 Business Watch: Analysing the Powder keg

July 15, 2021
COVID-19 Business Watch: Analysing the Powder Keg, BDTV July 15,2021

How can South Africa balance the Covid-19 pandemic and avoid an economic disaster?

July 2, 2021

The lockdowns have decimated the economy and economic gains made since the first and second waves subsided are rapidly reversing. How can South Africa balance the Covid-19 pandemic and avoid an economic disaster? Professor of 4IR practice at the University of Johannesburg Dr. Mirriam Altman explains.

Building Momentum: Behaviour that slows our progress and what to do about it

June 22, 2021

An SA economist’s view: Digital transformation needs government leadership

March 5, 2021

While private enterprises are at the forefront of the digital transformation necessary for economic growth, governments need to take more of a leadership position, investing in human-resource development and establishing public-private partnerships to tackle fundamental issues such as infrastructure and training, according to Dr. Miriam Altman, who among other roles acts as a National Planning Commissioner for the South African Presidency.

Altman’s website describes her as a “strategist, economist and social activist” who has served in leadership roles driving significant transformation initiatives. Previously the chief of strategy at South African telecommunications provider, Telkom, Altman is, in addition to her work for the South African Presidency, a professor of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Practice in the School of Economics at the University of Johannesburg and runs her own company, Altman Advisory, which develops market strategies for the public and private sector.

With this reach, Altman has a bird’s eye view of how digital technologies are making an impact across society.

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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?