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A new high-powered television programme that focuses on the interplay of influence between government and business. The people, issues and trends shaping South Africa’s economy. Each week top decision-makers and influential power brokers are interviewed by Tim Modise on their plans and ideas to address the country’s economic situation. An influential platform where the Who’s Who of business and politics rise to the challenge of sorting out South Africa’s economic malaise. Political Currency with Tim Modise seeks insight on the policies and ideas that could kick-start economic recovery, create jobs and set South Africa on the road to prosperity.

This week:

With the news today that UK regulators have authorised the Pfizer and Biontech’s vaccine, question are being raised about whether the South African government is doing the necessary groundwork to roll out a vaccine in 2021 when one becomes available. And as concern grows around mounting cases in the Eastern and Western Cape, with the National Coronavirus Command Council contemplating government’s response as we head into the December break, it’s important to stop and ask what we have learned so far that can help guide our response now and into the new year. Michael Avery speaks to Department of Science & Technology and National Research Foundation Research Chair in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases at Wits University, Prof Shabir Madhi; and Professor Alex van den Heever, chair in the field of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the Wit's School of Governance

Last week:

On Political Currency with Tim Modise this week, the Department of Tourism’s plans to manage the sector out of the economic decline brought about by continued local and global Covid-19 pressures, as well as insights from leading media editors on South Africa’s challenges after global downgrades, BEE fronting and lawlessness in the transport sector across the country.

With all eyes on the President’s 3rd International Investors Conference, Tim Modise talks to Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the head of the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency,​ about the latest on the multi-billion rand infrastructure development plan, as well as the controversial issue of targeting pension funds to help pay for development. In the second part of the hour, editors of Business Day, Sunday Times and Business Day TV gives insights

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