Hugo Pienaar

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Hugo Pienaar said : "Until now, concerns about load-shedding, a third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the pedestrian local vaccine rollouts have been the crucial factors explaining the hesitancy to notably boost the real GDP growth forecast for 2021," External link

iol Friday, June 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Importantly, like the second wave, this assumes a continued light(er) touch from government on lockdown restrictions through the third wave," External link

iol Friday, June 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Until now, concerns about load-shedding, a third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the pedestrian local vaccine rollouts have been the crucial factors explaining the hesitancy to notably boost the real GDP growth forecast for 2021," External link

4-traders Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Importantly, like the second wave, this assumes a continued light(er) touch from government on lockdown restrictions through the third wave," External link

4-traders Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Planning is always uncertain, the world is an uncertain place. Now it is just so much more so," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar asked : "In the decade before Covid-19 hit SA (2010 to 2019) real GDP was growing by less than 1% on average. The economy was poor before Covid. Even if we get vaccines 100% right, and [hypothetically] if in 18 months Covid-19 is something of the past, then what economy do we go back to?" "Our normality pre-Covid was a pretty lousy one," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "To increase VAT would be quite a dramatic step for them (Treasury)," External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "These two things will not change the world, but they are tangible, low hanging fruit," "It does not cost the government anything. We know government finances are stretched," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar explains : "You may have different criteria in the same retrenchment, provided it is agreed on or applied in an objective and fair manner. Overall, it should be objective and fair," "It is not unusual to have different selection criteria for different levels of employees, particularly where you want to apply more skills-based criteria to retain more skilled people, especially among senior employees" External link

news24 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar explained : "This is a contentious issue. There is little doubt that if you open up alcohol sales, people will buy it, the same with cigarettes" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I do think the Reserve Bank will be concerned about the real economy and inflation will remain benign," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Infrastructure will be a key pillar in the road to recovery. It will need close cooperation between government and the private sector to get that going," External link

news24 Friday, June 19, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar adds : “Crucially, the fiscal target suggested in the MTBPS of achieving a main budget primary balance [ie revenue equal to non-interest expenditure, excluding financial support to Eskom] by 2022/23 proved to be unattainable” External link

euromoney Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There is a lot of negative news priced into the rand at this stage, both domestically and globally," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "The concern is that we are not hearing conditions to the additional funds to Eskom is a problem. For example, the chief restructuring officer (CRO ) is now a temporary appointment. These are all disappointments, one would have thought that would have been a full-time position. It thinks it is a full-time job to get that done," External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

businessday Friday, July 12, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I don't have an objection to the idea of a sovereign wealth fund per se, just in the South African context I don't think it is appropriate to be spending our time on it," External link

wsau Friday, July 12, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

wsau Friday, July 12, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I don't have an objection to the idea of a sovereign wealth fund per se, just in the South African context I don't think it is appropriate to be spending our time on it," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : “We are a country that does not save enough - we run persistent current account deficits and we need some form of attractive yields to finance the current account deficit” External link

iol Monday, April 15, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : “The hard stuff, such as tougher stance on some labour issues, that may take longer,” External link

iol Friday, April 12, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Domestically, an expected renewed inflation acceleration in the second half, weak employment growth and low consumer confidence are expected to ensure consumer spending remains under pressure," External link

bdlive Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT



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Hugo Pienaar

Last updated on 2005-08-04T04:27+0300.

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Hugo Pienaar said : "Until now, concerns about load-shedding, a third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the pedestrian local vaccine rollouts have been the crucial factors explaining the hesitancy to notably boost the real GDP growth forecast for 2021," External link

iol Friday, June 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Importantly, like the second wave, this assumes a continued light(er) touch from government on lockdown restrictions through the third wave," External link

iol Friday, June 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Until now, concerns about load-shedding, a third wave of COVID-19 infections, and the pedestrian local vaccine rollouts have been the crucial factors explaining the hesitancy to notably boost the real GDP growth forecast for 2021," External link

4-traders Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Importantly, like the second wave, this assumes a continued light(er) touch from government on lockdown restrictions through the third wave," External link

4-traders Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Planning is always uncertain, the world is an uncertain place. Now it is just so much more so," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar asked : "In the decade before Covid-19 hit SA (2010 to 2019) real GDP was growing by less than 1% on average. The economy was poor before Covid. Even if we get vaccines 100% right, and [hypothetically] if in 18 months Covid-19 is something of the past, then what economy do we go back to?" "Our normality pre-Covid was a pretty lousy one," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "To increase VAT would be quite a dramatic step for them (Treasury)," External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "These two things will not change the world, but they are tangible, low hanging fruit," "It does not cost the government anything. We know government finances are stretched," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar explains : "You may have different criteria in the same retrenchment, provided it is agreed on or applied in an objective and fair manner. Overall, it should be objective and fair," "It is not unusual to have different selection criteria for different levels of employees, particularly where you want to apply more skills-based criteria to retain more skilled people, especially among senior employees" External link

news24 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar explained : "This is a contentious issue. There is little doubt that if you open up alcohol sales, people will buy it, the same with cigarettes" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I do think the Reserve Bank will be concerned about the real economy and inflation will remain benign," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Infrastructure will be a key pillar in the road to recovery. It will need close cooperation between government and the private sector to get that going," External link

news24 Friday, June 19, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar adds : “Crucially, the fiscal target suggested in the MTBPS of achieving a main budget primary balance [ie revenue equal to non-interest expenditure, excluding financial support to Eskom] by 2022/23 proved to be unattainable” External link

euromoney Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There is a lot of negative news priced into the rand at this stage, both domestically and globally," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "The concern is that we are not hearing conditions to the additional funds to Eskom is a problem. For example, the chief restructuring officer (CRO ) is now a temporary appointment. These are all disappointments, one would have thought that would have been a full-time position. It thinks it is a full-time job to get that done," External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

businessday Friday, July 12, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I don't have an objection to the idea of a sovereign wealth fund per se, just in the South African context I don't think it is appropriate to be spending our time on it," External link

wsau Friday, July 12, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

wsau Friday, July 12, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "I don't have an objection to the idea of a sovereign wealth fund per se, just in the South African context I don't think it is appropriate to be spending our time on it," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "There would need to be very stringent checks and balances in how the sovereign wealth fund is governed, what it may invest in," External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : “We are a country that does not save enough - we run persistent current account deficits and we need some form of attractive yields to finance the current account deficit” External link

iol Monday, April 15, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : “The hard stuff, such as tougher stance on some labour issues, that may take longer,” External link

iol Friday, April 12, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Hugo Pienaar said : "Domestically, an expected renewed inflation acceleration in the second half, weak employment growth and low consumer confidence are expected to ensure consumer spending remains under pressure," External link

bdlive Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT



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