The ANC has called for the immediate and "aggressive" implementation of an economic stimulus plan. This comes after the growth figures on Tuesday that indicated SA was in a recession. "The ANC-led government must take immediate, concrete and bold steps to lift the rate of growth and its inclusivity by activating macroeconomic policy tools, institutional efficiencies and specific sector interventions as central instruments to mitigate the effects of a contraction in economic activity," the chair of the ANC’ subcommittee on economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana said. "Specifically, the stimulus package must be activated immediately." Economists have warned that the government has no room in the fiscus to boost the economy. The ANC has also remained mum about how the stimulus package would be financed. Among the policy interventions that the party proposed are tax credits for companies that "invest in sustainable job creation", an increase in localisation procurement spend, cutting...

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