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BUSI MAVUSO: Kick-starting the economy is an urgent but delicate matter


POSTED ON: April 7, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need to consider the ramifications of the lockdown on the world once we win the war against Covid-19.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 6 April


POSTED ON: April 6, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We are in a living experiment of different policy choices in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The lock-down that we are enduring represents the best policy choice given the experiences of countries around the world that have faced the virus earlier.

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A deepening job crisis looms


POSTED ON: April 2, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavso

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns it has triggered locally and internationally, some estimates say as many as 1.1 million jobs are at risk in SA.

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BUSI MAVUSO: The guillotine falls … can we turn it around?


POSTED ON: March 31, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We have hit the economic iceberg. The decision by Moody’s to downgrade our credit rating to junk finally cut SA’s tenuous hold on its last investment-grade rating.

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BLSA CEO’s Weekly – 30 March


POSTED ON: March 30, 2020 IN by Admin

The Sword of Damocles has fallen. SA’s debt is now rated junk by Moody’s and raising new debt will be more expensive. The question is what government does next.

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Lockdown, the only intervention …


POSTED ON: March 26, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Tonight we head into a first in South Africa’s young history, with the entire population being placed under lockdown for our greater good.

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Businesses collaborate with govt to mitigate Covid-19 impact


POSTED ON: March 24, 2020 IN by Admin

Interventions by governments and monetary authorities around the world have been dramatic in response to Covid-19 – reminiscent of war times.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Moody’s downgrade or not, SA must press on with structural reform


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA needs to implement structural reforms, which will imbue the state with credibility at a time when it will count the most as investors settle into a post-coronavirus world.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 23 March


POSTED ON: March 23, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We have to pull together to confront Covid-19. Business is mobilising. Important objectives are to ensure we can continue getting goods and services to consumers and to increase supply of goods that are particularly needed now such as hand sanitiser, personal protection equipment for frontline staff and medicines.

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Curb coronavirus spread, but economic bedlam awaits regardless


POSTED ON: March 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

The shock of coronavirus on SA’s economy will be dire, regardless of whether or not the country successfully contains the spread.

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