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State and public-sector unions still have time to reach agreement


POSTED ON: October 27, 2020 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
SA’s resolve for fiscal reform will be tested in the #MTBPS as we face up to the unresolved question of public sector wages.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 26 October


POSTED ON: October 26, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It’s a big week for the country. The MTBPS has the potential to support a recovery in business sentiment, which will boost our recovery prospects.

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Land reform cannot be tackled with recklessness


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By Tebele Luthuli
The issue of land reform needs to be tackled within the full ambit of the law.

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BLSA writes to Finance Ministry ahead of MTBPS


POSTED ON: October 22, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By BLSA

Business backs a tough medium-term budget.

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The overarching goal of the mini budget must be to build confidence


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By Busi Mavuso

There is one overarching goal for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni: to rebuild confidence in the economy.

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Tourism and its not so rosy outlook


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By Busi Mavuso

The focus on tourism in the economic plan is vital.

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Growth in employment needs fertile ground


POSTED ON: October 20, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Old ideas of waiting for government to create jobs simply won’t do anymore. We need to change the structure of the economy to solve the jobs crisis.

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Implementation remains key


POSTED ON: October 19, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The president’s plan reflects many of the issues that BLSA has repeatedly highlighted that are constraining growth. These have now been made priorities.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 19 October


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By Busi Mavuso

The economic recovery plan does a good job of setting out the issues that are constraining the economy, from lack of infrastructure to visa rules. This is good progress.

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Recovery plan is positive but has some unrealistic expectations


POSTED ON: October 15, 2020 IN , by Admin

There are lots of positive elements in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan. However, it must be seen as more as a starting point.

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