Where will Mboweni find the money?

June 24, 2020


Youth Month 2020 | The South African education system under the spotlight

June 16, 2020


Economist warns against permanent Covid-19 job losses

June 12, 2020

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.

Read the full story on Business Day:

Business Day TV interview with Miriam Altman

June 9, 2020

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.

Interview: Miriam Altman on the lockdown, e-commerce and saving the economy

May 12, 2020

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!

It’s a great discussion. Don’t miss it!

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Professor Miriam Altman Assesses Govt’s Economic Response To The Pandemic

Eusebius spoke to Professor Miriam Altman (Professor of 4IR Practice, University of Johannesburg) about aspects of the state’s economic stimulus response to the pandemic.

Use the tax system to pay out lockdown benefit, say economists

Covid-19 Economists Group recommends that all workers get a part of their wages through the SA Revenue Service.

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The Fix | Inclusive Economic Policy During COVID-19 | Part four | 26 April 2020

April 26, 2020

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.