The record-breaking rate of new company registrations over the last year can either be seen as a clarion call for help or the start of a significant post-pandemic recovery which could truly change South Africa’s economic roadmap.
The crisis of looting, rioting and death, which threatened to destroy us only weeks ago, now holds the promise of following another path down which lies hope and the opportunity to be better than we were before.
South Africa’s Tokyo Olympians have given us far more as a nation than the medal bonus payments we are bickering about.
South Africans are world champs at complaining. We are expert pessimists and finger-pointers – but we are something else too. We are often kinder than we think… and we’re really good at pulling miracles out of a hat.
Unemployment keeps rising, as StatsSA has shown us yet again. South Africa’s multi-billion-rand tourism industry is a prime example of how widespread Covid-19 vaccinations can boost economic activity and job creation.
There’s only one way that South Africa will emerge victorious on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic – and that’s if nearly seven in every 10 people accept the invitation to be vaccinated.
There’s a growing gap between what people earn and the cost of the most basic of food. What the state chips in to help is falling significantly short.