1. The unprecedented levels of load-shedding early in the festive season reiterated that SA’s most serious economic challenges will persist in 2020. Throughout 2019, business leaders repeatedly expressed their concerns (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/2019-08-06-sa-is-running-out-of-time-and-money-says-nedbanks-mike-brown/) about, among others, the state of SA’s public entities.

2. Shortly after the medium-term budget policy statement, Moody’s Investors Service (http://businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/2019-11-04-moodys-gives-tito-mboweni-three-months-to-deliver/) gave the finance minister three months to come up with concrete plans to stabilise SA’s debt. That was nearly two months ago...

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