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
There is a danger that employment losses due to the Covid-19 epidemic will become permanent, causing the rate of unemployment to be significantly raised for years to come, warns a new academic paper published by the Covid-19 economists group.
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.
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