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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Government should liberalise energy sector to allow private sector in

January 18, 2021

Amending Electricity Regulation Act could unlock rooftop self-generation investments and jobs.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Where is the new economic stimulus debate?

December 31, 2020

SA needs new ideas for fiscal stimulus and financial support through the second wave and beyond.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Labour problems and opportunities everywhere

December 21, 2020

A lot of misdirected conclusions have been drawn from the court judgment on the public sector wage bill

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STUART THEOBALD: ANC fails to use evidence in policymaking decisions

December 14, 2020

The lack of evidence-based thinking has also been prevalent in the economic response to the pandemic. Ultimately, evidence-based policy must be a culture more than a set of rules.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Trying to solve all problems at once risks missing the opportunities

November 9, 2020

One must target what is most important in a resource-constrained world and hope the rest will follow

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ANC just wanna have some fungibility

November 2, 2020

The Treasury is making the party leadership feel the pain of directing money to SAA from libraries and schools.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Mboweni has a tough task on his hands

October 26, 2020

With the MTBPS scheduled for 28 October, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough task on his hands.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Toxic brew of ANC decision-making poisons confidence

September 28, 2020

Scant insight into how government’s decision-making works is a problem that infects business and investor confidence. 

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: What is the point of a profoundly broken reform machine?

August 17, 2020

Cyril Ramaphosa’s legacy will be judged by his ability to make difficult and unpopular decisions.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Talk without action threatens to shove us over the fiscal cliff edge

July 19, 2020

This issue of talk vs action sounds almost comical, but is crucial for recovery.

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STUART THEOBALD: Inheritance tax proposal pokes a hornets’ nest

June 15, 2020

There are important moral and practical concerns that should guide the discussion on whether to disrupt multigenerational transfers of wealth.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: A starting gun has been fired, but to what end?

June 8, 2020

The tripartite alliance must do things differently if it is to triumph in a post-Covid reality.

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STUART THEOBALD: Great leadership is needed after the Covid-19 crisis

June 1, 2020

The fight over the future of economic policy is already brewing

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