The tabling of the annual national budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 20 is being rightly heralded by all stakeholders as a significant milestone in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to get South Africa on a high growth path, writes Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership SA CEO.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the formation of a special committee to oversee operations at Eskom. As the country endures a fifth consecutive day of power outages, the President says the committee will provide daily reports to him.
Opposition parties in Parliament have for the second consecutive day criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa for not taking action when things were going wrong in the country in the past few years.
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed the governing African National Congress (ANC) for what he says was the creating of the conditions for the massive loadshedding that has hit the country.
MD at Business Partners, Ben Bierman agrees that not much mention was made about Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME’s) during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday night.