Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled his Special Adjustments Budget to modify the existing budget from February this year. The Special Adjustments Budget was expected to provide for the state’s Covid-19 response and SA’s future fiscal sustainability. But how will the new budget tip SA: is the country headed towards another debt trap, or will the budget drive national cohesion to foster recovery and drive a realistic growth strategy?

Which way will SA tip: is the country headed towards another debt trap, or will the budget drive national cohesion to foster recovery and drive a realistic growth strategy?

Financial Mail editor, Rob Rose and Financial Mail economics editor Claire Bisseker will be in conversation with Citi Bank economist, Gina Schoeman, Sanlam Investments economist Arthur Kamp and independent economist Thabi Leoka, to unpack the adjusted 2020/2021 budget, and the implications for the economy and SA’s future fiscal sustainability.

Join us online for a Financial Mail Private Lounge where leading economists will get to grips with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the SA economy.