Voice of the Cape

2022-03-23 06:54:03

23 Mar 2022 @ 06h30 - North West University

Interview with Andre Duvena political analyst from the North West University talking about releasing the measures of level one.

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so let's move along stimela swiftly quickly moves on to seven hour minutes to the of seven o'clock now while of disaster the state stays put for now ramaphosa he had announced obviously last night some of restrictions the that has been is said that you know he it will remain in place that's the state of the nation what must state am i the south africa's state of disaster for a little bit longer stopped but that hasn't him from making some changes covid-19 to the regulation according to ewn as as well as the the president last night both indoor and outdoor venues can now take up about fifty percent to of the capacity the criteria provided that for the entrance vaccination is proof of or a covid test that's no than older seventy-two hours what does all so this mean we are joined online by political and professor analyst at north west university professor driven our her good morning andré prof thank so much for joining us you good morning nice talking as always lovely chatting as to to to you you as well well i i think think that that this a step would probably be in the right direction were to look at if you you know how our economy is at this stage this would obviously also add some relief for them in of resuscitate terms the economy yes there there there's no doubt that may change is a positive message each adult releasing that measures of one level i am not precisely how sure they are farm stepping away the national from the national from disaster point of departure and it to taking a more medical assessment of situations but i think we are working in that direction and yes the implications for the economy is a positive one at this point in time we are facing serious the socioeconomic challenges like unemployment and so on you need to create jobs we need to normalise the economy and mr ramaphosa was taken specific us in that direction i think also in terms following suit of of other countries i mean just been informed we've two days ago about saudi arabia that i see don't that you do you need to be vaccinating when you you get into the country when things that and those are the world is for of raising eyebrows at this stage but on he had touched the requirements as well for people entering the country yes are i think that very important is our economy is an open economy we need to live restrictions as possible far as and trying to open up the economy debt investment into the economy are as mentioned we facing with major challenges amongst corruption others the challenge and so on and are not that people always likely to money invest money our economy into our economy into due a set of circumstances to and when we look at the medical measures it just bar putting the a bit higher so lower he is very important in fact i think critical for economic our economic growth pattern and also give the message to that we end have reaching the of the pandemic although there rumours were rumours a or day two or bad two bad a day that we may into so called a phase so there's always a involved dynamic in this we also don't know what will happen in the where there is currently rumours going around about the possibility of chemical and biological war we know that this virus we are talking here are basically as result of a it spending months coming from people say the some origin is china under says with the united states of america but these are yes things that can still change future in but at the moment this the positive is for and i'm in complete agreement president ramaphosa with about has he took think is and i the right measures for the right circumstances thanks for joining us once again regards with to the levels been decrease them decrease them a lot a lockdown rules in also been decreases well we we surely shortly will see the cancellation of the national disaster which means so that some of the grants also may be cancelled as well what's on this your take long yes they are going to do away with the grow this may have less impact on the social stability africa and that they stay there some so is that no some doubt that people people accustomed came came to the additional a grounds i think it's three hundred and fifty rand payment the yes they can be reaction seen in this regard but i think the problem other side on the is that already at the bigger if we look picture too many people south africa in are receiving forms of payment from the state rather salaries or so all social social grants or whatever the case may be i have listened to dawie roodt economist arguing that adele thirteen million than out of the more sixteen million people are receiving some form of payment either salary or social grants from government and that is not sustainable they've thinking congregants compliment of consolation that about three million three so are paying personal taxes thirty percent of personal back since then we really have a batch base just before go about thirty i let you seconds before we need wrap up i think the one to kind of gave thing the an indication that has the government got this sort of under control the perception that they've of got this under control for us to believe two things president that the mentioned more than twice last night in his address he spoke about getting the importance of vaccinating he spoke about the booster shots that needs to be taken another we've seen there's his at spot on similar clock solly has got tata your details this