Guest: Wesley Figaji Director
Guest: Joanne Yawitch | Ceo at The National Business Initiative
A new initiative was officially launched on Tuesday which aims to define the role that finance should play in supporting South Africa and India’s transition to more climate-resilient economies.
The ‘Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India Project’ is a multi-partner project with backers including South Africa's National Business Initiative, which is a coalition working towards sustainable growth and development in the country.
Initiative partners say funding could play a key role in supporting just energy transitions and that the development of finance roadmaps can help guide banks and other financiers as to where future investment was required.
This could also lay out how funding could be mobilised to maximise the social and economic benefits of these investments.
Guest: Rebecca Davis | Journalist and Author at Daily MaverickLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Khaya Sithole
National Treasury has said that raising taxes is one of the options it is looking at as a way to raise what the department of health estimates is 20 billion rand South Africa will need to vaccinate the entire country.
It is also reportedly looking into several other possible funding mechanisms including widening the budget deficit and reprioritising government spending.
We speak to independent analyst and columnist, Khaya Sithole, about whether raising taxes is the best way to go about this.
Guest: Leon Traut, Labour consultant at the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa)LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Bill Schneider
It's inauguration day for Joe Biden, with many across the United States and the world watching as he is sworn in as the country's 46th president at noon Washington time.
He will take the helm of what is a a deeply divided nation following outgoing president, Donald Trump's years in office, and in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Guest: Gaye Davis | EWN Parliamentary Correspondent at EWNLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Arnold WellensLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Kyle Cowan | Investigative journalist at News24LISTEN TO PODCAST