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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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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Paternalistic state wants everyone to zip it while it muddles along

May 11, 2020

The government’s dangerously paternalistic streak is showing its worst side during the lockdown and current policymaking.

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STUART THEOBALD: Fast response let down by economic blunders

May 4, 2020

My life is divided between the UK and SA. So I’ve seen the Covid-19 responses in both countries, and the comparisons are revealing.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: What lessons should we learn from the Covid-19 crisis?

April 13, 2020

After the health crisis forces in the government will be pulling in completely different directions.

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Coronavirus: cases and costs

March 25, 2020

The president’s response to the coronavirus has been solid while the Reserve Bank upgraded its response to bazooka-level; but the economy still faces severe contraction, says Peter Attard Montalto,...

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Covid-19 preparedness: Townships, downtowns and informal settlements

March 18, 2020

There is an urgent need to slow the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in SA, irrespective of location. Urban areas likely to be hardest hit. Townships and informal settlements accommodate the...

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STUART THEOBALD: Politics is the stick in the wheel of shares

March 9, 2020

Unfortunately, politics is what share prices now depend on.

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Backlash against Mboweni is based on misconception of his powers

March 2, 2020

Misconceptions overestimate and underestimate the finance minister’s powers

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