Closing the hippo's mouth - is there time to stop SA from falling into a debt trap?

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking back at SA Finance Minister Mboweni’s budget speech delivered this week.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sifiso Skenjana, chief economist and thought leadership executive at IQ Business to talk about the issues.

The discussion explores the highlights of the speech, some of the missed opportunities of the lockdowns, the consequences of not allowing certain economic activity to continue, some of the data being used to gauge economic activity and how government could use this opportunity to re-configure the economy for growth.