HILARY JOFFE: Please let’s not have another dull as concrete Sona
My wish is for the president to spell out a vision of a thriving, dynamic and efficient economy
President Cyril Ramaphosa will present his fourth state of the nation address (Sona) next week. The basic income grant (BIG) issue has been hogging the headlines since the leak of a pre-Sona briefing note from his economic advisers warning of the danger that a large and permanent increase in social grant payments would limit the economy’s growth and job creation potential.
A healthy debate on grants versus growth seems to be going on among the advisers, as we now know after the leak of yet another dissenting note...
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