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!
Economic policy has always been contested globally and in SA, making for heated discussion and debate on how best to build inclusive growth and a more equitable and just society. With the outbreak of COVID-19 economic policy is being turned on its head. Not just in SA but around the world.
According to the WEF Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017, South Africa ranks 70th among developing economies on the Inclusive Development Index. South Africa also suffers from extremely high income and wealth inequality. This despite having the 19th-highest GDP per capita in this group. The topic under discussion on this episode of Road to WEF Africa: Time for Impact! is inclusive growth. CNBC Africa’s Gugulethu Cele talks to Siyabonga Gama, CEO of Transnet, Dr Miriam Altman, Strategist at Altman Advisory, Thomas Konditi, CEO of GE in South Africa & President and CEO of GE Africa Transportation, and Ann Bernstein, Executive Director at Centre for Development and Enterprise.
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