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MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA welcomes ANC call for government of national unity that puts the country first


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A coalition will require sacrifices – not every party can get everything it wants.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – It is time for our politicians to put South Africa first


POSTED ON: June 2, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need a stable government that will continue the vital work that has already been done to put our economy on the right track to create jobs and tax revenue.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Enjoy the vote, and hope the next administration continues our progress


POSTED ON: May 26, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

What do I hope for from the next administration? Chiefly, that we accelerate the momentum we’ve managed to build so far.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – The NHI Bill is a threat to SA’s healthcare sector


POSTED ON: May 19, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The private sector is good at managing operational risk, raising investment and building infrastructure.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA dismayed – Presidency to sign destructive NHI into law


POSTED ON: May 14, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA fully supports the call for universal access to quality health care for all South Africans. However, this poorly conceived Bill will obstruct – not facilitate – access to quality healthcare for citizens in our country.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Foreign investors vote with their feet if we don’t create an attractive environment


POSTED ON: May 12, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It feels now that the withdrawal of investment is dominating. The announcement last week that Shell will exit its downstream business in SA, mostly its 600 petrol stations, was driven by many factors.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Gas master plan fails to tackle gas supply crisis


POSTED ON: May 5, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The gas cliff is just 24 months away, leaving barely any time to develop the kinds of projects that will be needed to avoid it.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Over 30 years we’ve had ups and downs but now business and government must work together


POSTED ON: April 28, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The state capture era made clear what happens when you have bad leadership and bad policy.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – To achieve growth we must commit and accelerate reforms


POSTED ON: April 21, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The IMF is expecting South Africa to grow only 0.9% this year, rising to a still miserable 1.2% in 2025.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Policy makers pay little attention to public comment


POSTED ON: April 14, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA puts considerable effort into providing public comment on proposed legislation. We sometimes commission expert research to enable us to provide informed input.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: While new visa regulations are welcome, there are concerns about government effectiveness


POSTED ON: April 7, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Various European chambers of business with many investors here have been trying for many months to engage home affairs on the countless outstanding visas.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: The latest version of the IRP needs to be reworked immediately


POSTED ON: April 1, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need electricity that is affordable, reliable and can come onstream quickly. Anything that goes against that doesn’t make sense and the IRP needs to be reworked to facilitate this.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Skills development is needed in municipalities to properly maintain systems


POSTED ON: March 17, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Nearly half of the country’s drinkable water poses acute health risks because of bacteria and other pathogens.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – GDP figures are a very loud clarion call to action


POSTED ON: March 10, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

South Africans now earn in real terms on average what they earned in 2006.

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – New gas deal urgently needed


POSTED ON: March 3, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The two gas fields in Mozambique operated by Sasol, will not supply South African clients from mid-2026 since Sasol will fully utilise the remaining gas itself.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA welcomes appointment of new Transnet executive team


POSTED ON: February 29, 2024 IN by Admin

Johannesburg 29 February 2024 – Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) welcomes the appointment of a permanent executive team at Transnet and applauds the Transnet board for choosing worthy candidates to lead the state-owned entity. BLSA congratulates Ms Michelle Phillips on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Ms Nosipho Maphumulo as Group Chief Financial Officer….

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MEDIA STATEMENT: A realistic budget – commendable in an election year


POSTED ON: February 21, 2024 IN by Admin

BLSA congratulates Minister Godongwana for a solid budget with a realistic approach to addressing the country’s core problems while maintaining a credible path to reducing our sovereign debt.

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 19 February 2024


POSTED ON: February 18, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The financial predicament of Transnet and Eskom continues to be a serious issue for their performance. We have seen a great deal of public money put into them (as well as other state-owned entities) and yet their performance continues to be weak.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 12 February 2024


POSTED ON: February 11, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While some regulatory reforms have eased the burden on business, it has overall been getting harder to run companies in South Africa.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Progress rightly recognised but focus needs to be on eliminating the core challenges facing the country


POSTED ON: February 8, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Business wanted clear indications of how blockages will be overcome to improve confidence that reform momentum will be maintained.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: New BACSA to become a unified, powerful force for Business to collaborate with Government in the fight against crime and corruption


POSTED ON: February 4, 2024 IN by Admin

BACSA operated as a division of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) since 1 June 2020 until recently, but has now been established as a separate legal entity following BLSA board approval. This paves the way for BACSA to become the primary point of contact for the Government’s interaction with B4SA’s Crime and Corruption focal area.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 5 February 2024


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

An election year obviously adds a dynamic to Sona. Business’s main interest is in supporting economic growth, and slogans do not deliver it. We need the hard work of reform implementation to continue.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 29 January 2024


POSTED ON: January 28, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
National Treasury estimates the economic cost of rail inefficiency last year was about 5.5% of GDP. This has hit the mining industry hard.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 22 January 2024


POSTED ON: January 21, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We do have a positive trajectory to show, underpinned by a good relationship between government and business focused on overcoming the barriers we face.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 15 January 2024


POSTED ON: January 14, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It is critical that we maintain momentum in our reform partnership, delivering on agreed priorities while election season unfolds.

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E2 Safer Festive Season: Hijackings


POSTED ON: December 12, 2023 IN by Admin

During the second quarter of 2023 the provinces most affected by hijackings were KwaZulu- Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape.

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E2 Safer Festive Season: Housebreaking


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According to SAPS crime statistics for the period, Tembisa in Gauteng experienced the highest number of residential break-ins, followed by Plessislaer and Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal.

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E2 Safer Festive Season – Kidnappings


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The number of missing and kidnapped adults and children in South Africa is alarming, and with the festive season upon us, we could see an increase in these incidents.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 11 December 2023


POSTED ON: December 10, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

While I think we can say that we broke the back of the electricity crisis in 2023, I hope to be able to say the same of the logistics crisis in 2024.

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E2 Festive Season- Personal information fraud


POSTED ON: December 4, 2023 IN by Admin

Fraudsters are always finding new, innovative ways to swindle unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 4 December 2023


POSTED ON: December 3, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The AG’s report also showed a concerning increase in entities that have simply not completed their audits, from 12 to 31. The most concerning aspect is the contribution to this number from the SOEs.

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JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Update on government and business collaboration


POSTED ON: November 29, 2023 IN by Admin

Over and above the current resources in place, business has made a commitment to look at providing additional resources over the 2024 year to deliver additional progress in the critical areas.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Rubber stamping NHI Bill will have damaging consequences for SA for generations


POSTED ON: November 28, 2023 IN by Admin

As currently drafted, the bill limits access to healthcare for over 9 million South Africans, infringing their constitutional rights. No other country in the world has a legislated limitation on the role of private health insurance, not even the wealthy countries with a substantial tax base and extensive publicly funded healthcare.

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Safer Festive Season: Gender-based violence


POSTED ON: November 27, 2023 IN by Admin

The GBV situation in the country has reached boiling point and all South Africans.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 27 November 2023


POSTED ON: November 26, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The Just Energy Transition Investment Partnership (JET-IP), first tabled at COP two years ago, envisages $8.5bn (R160bn) of investment support from the biggest economies for South Africa’s transition.

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 20 November 2023


POSTED ON: November 19, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

South Africa’s continued eligibility for AGOA is not certain, but there were positive indicators at the Summit that it will be on the list when it is published on 1 January next year.

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EVENT: SAICA Finance Leader’s business conference


POSTED ON: November 13, 2023 IN by Admin

The annual SAICA Finance Leader’s business conference will be held on 21 and 22 November 2023 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The conference aims to help accountants network and to also expose them to reputable vendors with skills and services that can enhance accounting and finance functions. On the first day of the conference BLSA…

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 13 November 2023


POSTED ON: November 12, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

The presidency has said access to visas is the second biggest constraint on the economy after loadshedding.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA adds its voice to appeals to rescue the City of Johannesburg


POSTED ON: November 5, 2023 IN by Admin

Johannesburg is a key  economic location and is vital to the national economy.

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 6 November 2023


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

At both SA Tomorrow and AGOA, the diplomatic relationship between South Africa and the US was much discussed. I think this relationship is healing, with the South African government now much clearer about its non-aligned stance.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: A realistic budget delivered under severe constraints


POSTED ON: November 1, 2023 IN by Admin

The minister committed to a number of important targets, including fiscal consolidation, reduced expenditure, no significant tax increases and reorganisation of government functions.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 30 October 2023


POSTED ON: October 29, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The MTBPS therefore is an opportunity to build confidence on several fronts. It can demonstrate fiscal discipline by reining in spending and limiting tax increases or greater debt issuance.

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Op-ed: Government cannot spend its way out of a deficit – maintaining fiscal discipline is essential.


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

National Treasury has been working on improving the regulatory framework that governs public-private partnerships. Appropriate regulation is key.

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OPINION PIECE: Business has the most to lose if massive youth unemployment isn’t addressed


POSTED ON: October 22, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

At a macro-economic level, however, economic growth is the key to addressing youth employment, and that relies on the government creating an enabling environment for investments that build the capacity to generate the earning opportunities that will alleviate youth unemployment.

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 23 October 2023


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

AGOA Private Sector Forum provides an opportunity for us in South African business to show how important the business relationships between the two countries are.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 16 October 2023


POSTED ON: October 15, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Despite our many challenges, there are positives for the outlook. Good things come from partnerships, particularly between government and business.

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PRESS STATEMENT: A mysterious decline from surplus to dysfunction


POSTED ON: October 12, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The crisis at SA’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) threatens to have far-reaching economic impacts.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 9 October 2023


POSTED ON: October 8, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The plans to fix Transnet and Eskom depend fundamentally on business and government being able to work with boards and strong management teams in both entities.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 2 October 2023


POSTED ON: October 1, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We will continue to support government to deliver as long as there is clear progress and evidence that our support is having a material impact on the business environment.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Progress update on government and business collaboration


POSTED ON: September 28, 2023 IN by Admin

Six of the eight work streams of the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) are now fully operational, while the remaining two will transition from Operation Vulindlela

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 25 September 2023


POSTED ON: September 24, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Investors are always forward looking. They want to understand the returns they will earn and the risks to those returns.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 18 September 2023


POSTED ON: September 17, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The private sector, as I’ve written here before, is ready and willing to invest and grow the economy if the right policies are in place and key network industries can support their growth.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 11 September 2023


POSTED ON: September 10, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

I can understand why those allied with Ukraine in the war with Russia were alarmed. The circumstances of Lady R’s docking were highly suspicious.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 4 September 2023


POSTED ON: September 3, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While corruption is often thought of as emanating from the public sector, prominent businesses were also deeply implicated in state capture.

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READ: Anti-corruption working guide for South African companies


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GIBS Centre for Business Ethics, in partnership with Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), has published an Anti-Corruption Working Guide for South African Companies.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 28 August 2023


POSTED ON: August 27, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

I was pleased to see the BRICS Summit last week did not become an open season of anti-West rhetoric.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 21 August 2023


POSTED ON: August 20, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

I am appalled at the delays in processing the Electricity Regulation Act Amendment Bill that came to light last week.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 14 August 2023


POSTED ON: August 13, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Competitiveness is very important in underpinning sustainable economic growth. It means we can trade in international markets because we are offering products and services that are as good, if not better, than alternatives made in other countries.

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EVENT: Fighting Corruption – From impotence and frustration to agency and action


POSTED ON: August 10, 2023 IN by Admin

Business has a responsibility to play a leading role in combating the corruption which threatens South Africa’s future.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 7 August 2023


POSTED ON: August 6, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We will work with the government of the day as a representative of business to achieve specific goals – ensuring that the economy works and businesses can flourish.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Progress reported in government and business partnership, with commitment to further accelerate key actions


POSTED ON: August 2, 2023 IN by Admin

The partnership between the South African government and business has mobilised teams to start delivering meaningful progress toward South Africa’s economic growth.
Key actions have been agreed to urgently accelerate progress across the priority focal areas of energy, transport and logistics, and crime and corruption.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 31 July 2023


POSTED ON: July 30, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

This is not to say the problems have been solved – far from it. Many companies are still struggling to gain access to sufficient capacity to move their output down rails or out of ports. As a result, they cannot expand, invest, or employ more people.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: South African CEOs from over 115 companies pledge commitment to building the country


POSTED ON: July 27, 2023 IN by Admin

CEOs from over 115 of South Africa’s leading corporations have signed a pledge underpinning their collective belief in South Africa, and their determination to assist in realising its potential.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 24 July 2023


POSTED ON: July 23, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

our relationship with BRICS must not come at the expense of our relationships with the West. This is surely obvious. While the opportunities in the East are clear, our trading relationships with the West are essential to our economic well-being.

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BLSA CEO Newsletter 17 July 2023


POSTED ON: July 16, 2023 IN by Admin

By Ms Busisiwe Mavuso

Service delivery is largely abysmal throughout the country, mainly because people appointed to their positions are not suitably qualified – the ANC’s notorious cadre deployment programme has contributed significantly to the state the country is in today.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 10 July 2023


POSTED ON: July 9, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Discovery has calculated that a modest NHI would cost R200bn, which would require personal taxes to go up by a third or VAT to rise to 21.5%, or a mix of the two.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 3 July


POSTED ON: July 3, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Our country’s ambiguous stance on Russia has upset many in Washington.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 19 June


POSTED ON: June 19, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The problem is that the NHI Bill does have negative consequences.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 12 June


POSTED ON: June 12, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The spirit of the meeting last week reminded me of some of the finest hours of the partnership with government to tackle Covid-19.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 5 June


POSTED ON: June 5, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

I call on government to approach the healthcare question with the same openness to partnership with business that it has shown in solving our electricity crisis.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 29 May


POSTED ON: May 29, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged at the 2023 South Africa Investment Conference that the visa regime would be overhauled.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 22 May


POSTED ON: May 22, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The National Electricity Crisis Committee last year pulled together the best minds on electricity and set out a plan to address the crisis.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 15 May


POSTED ON: May 15, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA has called on government to take a clear position on arms trades with Russia, as other non-aligned countries like China have done.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 8 May 2023


POSTED ON: May 8, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The attack on De Ruyter and the risk assessment that BLSA part-funded must be seen in terms of who stands to benefit.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 2 May 2023


POSTED ON: May 2, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Last week I got to see a success story of what can happen when business and local government work together.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 24 April 2023


POSTED ON: April 24, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Our greatest economic challenge is the electricity crisis. And we have a plan to deal with it.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 17 April 2023


POSTED ON: April 17, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While the investment conference’s R1.5 trillion is impressive, it has happened during five years of the weakest economic growth we’ve seen for decades.  

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BLSA CEO Letter – 11 April 2023


POSTED ON: April 11, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It requires constant care to position the “brand” of South Africa as an excellent opportunity for investors.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 3 April 2023


POSTED ON: April 3, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need to give international companies the sense that they are welcome in South Africa and the confidence to plan on investments here without the fear that they will simply be unable to send their people because we cannot manage our own bureaucracy. 

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BLSA CEO Letter – 27 March 2023


POSTED ON: March 27, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

I believe last week was a positive indicator of how government and the private sector can work together to improve the security situation.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: SA’s economic future hinges on business partnering genuinely with the state


POSTED ON: March 21, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We know what needs to happen, and so does government. We just need to get it done.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 20 March 2023


POSTED ON: March 20, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We have over the last few years had to find ways of working to overcome all kinds of external shocks and today presents another.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | How big business can contribute to addressing the challenges identified by S&P


POSTED ON: March 17, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA is already working on the areas of concern expressed by S&P and the issues that are keeping South Africans, international stakeholders and investors awake at night.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Fund to mobilise resources a crucial step towards resolving power crisis


POSTED ON: March 14, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We hope to see the creation of the RMF become the turning point in our efforts to address the electricity crisis that has plagued us for years.

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BLSA CEO’s newsletter – 13 March 2023


POSTED ON: March 13, 2023 IN by Admin

The electricity crisis has been exacerbated by the lack of alignment between key stakeholders.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | We have a somewhat refreshed cabinet – but there are more important things to focus on


POSTED ON: March 10, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

A lack of delivery on key reforms, maladministration and corruption have conspired to bring the country to what is a crisis position.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Beyond the headlines, glimmers of hope


POSTED ON: March 7, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

In drawing attention to progress, we shouldn’t minimise the very real and serious challenges we face.

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BLSA Media Release: Cabinet Reshuffle


POSTED ON: March 6, 2023 IN by Admin

With resolving the electricity crisis so critical to our economic prospects, BLSA hopes government will be united in implementing the Energy Action Plan.

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BLSA CEO letter – 6 March 2023


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

The conversations I had last week demonstrated the great deal of creative energy and passion for this country that is out there.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Scoring the equaliser after the greylisting own goal of will take some doing


POSTED ON: February 28, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We must take heart that Mauritius was able to get itself off the grey list in less than two years after implementing the necessary reforms.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 27 February 2023


POSTED ON: February 27, 2023 IN by Admin

BLSA hopes that the JET-IP package is not now at risk with the countries that are funding it already concerned about SA’s international positioning.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Godongwana delivers strong budget with clear plans to tackle energy crisis


POSTED ON: February 24, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA was relieved to hear that concrete measures are finally being taken to address the debt owed to Eskom by municipalities.

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Press release: Budget Speech 2023


POSTED ON: February 22, 2023 IN by Admin

BLSA expected the country’s fiscal trajectory to weaken given the Eskom debt transfer and while SA’s high debt level is a concern, we believe this was necessary to help address the crippling effects of loadshedding.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: We are expecting a credible budget with news of reforms that will grow our economy


POSTED ON: February 21, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

A solution to Eskom’s debt problems will undoubtedly be the most important feature of this budget.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 20 February 2023


POSTED ON: February 20, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

With loadshedding now causing massive economic destruction every day, addressing the energy crisis will be central to the budget.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Tax incentives for solar installation should benefit those most in need


POSTED ON: February 17, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The form that any incentive takes is therefore crucial to stimulating off-grid installations. Zero-rating VAT for renewable energy components and invertors is a simple option.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Private sector is ‘in the ring’ and wants to do more


POSTED ON: February 14, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Social friction undermines all elements of society including business.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 13 February 2023


POSTED ON: February 13, 2023 IN by Admin

More accountability is being shifted away from cabinet and into the presidency.

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Busisiwe Mavuso| International donors reflect impatience with pace of SA’s JET


POSTED ON: February 10, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While some fear it is now “up in the air”, it’s important to emphasise that SA’s energy transition is inevitable and is progressing in certain areas.

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BLSA MEDIA RELEASE: SONA ADDRESS


POSTED ON: February 9, 2023 IN by Admin

It’s important for government to limit the use of the extra powers it has granted itself purely to address the loadshedding crisis on a least-regret basis.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Whistle-blowers need rewards, not persecution


POSTED ON: February 7, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Business is heavily invested in the fight against corruption because the application of the rule of law is essential to the business environment.

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BLSA CEO letter – 6 February 2023


POSTED ON: February 6, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

A state of disaster triggers emergency powers that can limit constitutional rights.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Conspiracy theories are reckless and deflect attention from actually solving problems


POSTED ON: February 3, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It is critically important for leaders to make calm decisions based on the facts. Anything else is irresponsible.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Ramaphosa should use strong mandate to root out crime and graft


POSTED ON: January 31, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Patronage and corruption exist in other states too, so SA is not alone in having a crippled public service – but that is no excuse for complacency.

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BLSA CEO letter – 30 January 2023


POSTED ON: January 30, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

With a cabinet reshuffle being imminent, BLSA hopes leaders are appointed who are fully committed to resolving the problems that are holding up progress.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Independent body needed to produce IRP with energy department unable to do it every two years


POSTED ON: January 27, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Despite the lack of any major breakthrough announced by Necom, promises of the end of loadshedding are coming thick and fast with elections looming next year.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Climate change the main reason for world to dump fossil fuels


POSTED ON: January 24, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Climate-resilient infrastructure needs to become embedded into SA’s infrastructure development.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 23 January 2023


POSTED ON: January 23, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While we tend to focus on our own problems, the WEF provides a clear lesson on the global context in which we find ourselves.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Only political will can address load shedding woes


POSTED ON: January 20, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There are many legacy issues that remain unresolved while new problems keep arising, demanding priority status.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Government has plans but nothing changes


POSTED ON: January 17, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Business will keep pushing hard for policies we believe are in the best interests of the economy and all South Africans.

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BLSA CEO’s letter: 16 January 2023


POSTED ON: January 16, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We must make clear to the world that the project of rebuilding institutions is working.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | SA needs leaders who can get things done


POSTED ON: January 13, 2023 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The economy is too fragile for the country to withstand any further misgovernance.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | What the bond market says about SA reforms


POSTED ON: December 16, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The best way to accelerate the reform process and help to overcome obstacles is to open the way for further private sector participation.

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Media statement: André de Ruyter’s resignation met with great disappointment


POSTED ON: December 15, 2022 IN by Admin

BLSA is extremely concerned that international support for SA’s just energy transition might
now be at risk if a change in CEO signals a change in approach.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: The compelling drama that continues to be SA


POSTED ON: December 13, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Whatever gripes you might have with South Africa, the drama is certainly compelling.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 12 December 2022


POSTED ON: December 12, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

In her last letter of 2022, BLSA’s CEO reflects on what BLSA has done this year to help deliver inclusive economic growth.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Factions within ANC threaten key reforms — and the world is watching


POSTED ON: December 9, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Heading into the ANC elective conference next week, the most important message is for the leadership to do their duty and put the country’s interests first.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Phala Phala process in parliament part of restoring rule of law


POSTED ON: December 6, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

As business, we support the appropriate legal avenues being fully exhausted as recommended by the Section 89 Panel.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 5 December 2022


POSTED ON: December 5, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The collapse of the rand and the value of South Africa’s traded debt last Thursday showed how concerned investors were.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | No new state entities until government has fixed all the ones that it has broken


POSTED ON: December 2, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Government should set itself a goal: no new state entities can be formed until it has fixed all the ones that it has broken.

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Media Statement: BLSA statement on the Phala Phala panel


POSTED ON: December 1, 2022 IN by Admin

BLSA will continue to stand resolutely in support of the rule of law and we call on all stakeholders in South Africa to do so too.

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Conclusion: Festive season campaign 2022 E2 successes


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E2 looks forward to more beneficial partnerships in 2023 that will help make South Africa good for business, and business good for South Africa.

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SAFETY TIPS: kidnappings and missing people


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In the first six months of 2022 an average of 1,143 kidnappings a month were reported to the police; this is double the monthly average of the 2021 period.

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SAFETY TIPS: Hijackings


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According to the crime stats, from 1 July 2022 to 20 September 2022, there were 6 149 hijackings.

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SAFETY TIPS: House break-ins


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The recent crime stats show that housebreak-ins are the most common crime experienced by South African residents.

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SAFETY TIPS: gender-based violence (GBV)


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The GBV situation in the country has reached boiling point and all South Africans together with NGOs, the police and government need to work together to fight against this scourge.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: We remain deep in junk territory and it’s costing us dearly


POSTED ON: November 29, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There hasn’t been much focus on regaining our investment grade rating but its importance cannot be overemphasised.

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Introduction: Eyes and Ears Initiative – Constantly growing


POSTED ON: November 28, 2022 IN by Admin

The large geographical footprint of the private partners enables countrywide collection of real-time incident data.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 28 November 2022


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

We are in the grip of an epidemic with large industries from mining to construction being targeted by extortion rackets.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | More crisis management for Eskom – and again it’s too little, too late


POSTED ON: November 25, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We’ve now run out of options to fix the short-term problem of load shedding.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: We survived state capture and the pandemic so there is hope for us


POSTED ON: November 22, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The strength of our financial sector is something to be nurtured and we must keep adding to its resilience where we can.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 21 November 2022


POSTED ON: November 21, 2022 IN by Admin

What ideas is labour bringing to the table to improve the national fiscal outlook?

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Extortion syndicates becoming increasingly brazen but silence from authorities is alarming


POSTED ON: November 18, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

All the structural reforms aimed at improving our economic growth prospects will be undermined if the rule of law does not prevail.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Government’s Zondo response leaves door ajar for cadre deployment


POSTED ON: November 15, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The world is looking to SA to provide a blueprint to combat entrenched corruption.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 14 November 2022


POSTED ON: November 14, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Last week BLSA hosted the team from the International Monetary Fund responsible for the Financial Sector Assessment Programme it has undertaken on South Africa over the last few years.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Business and government need to collaborate to overcome blockages to private sector investment in energy transition


POSTED ON: November 11, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It’s imperative for SA to get the “just” part of the just energy transition right.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: No quick fix for the cancer of crime


POSTED ON: November 8, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Organised crime is entrenched in South Africa but the “construction mafia” has risen to prominence recently

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BLSA CEO Letter – 07 November 2022


POSTED ON: November 7, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Transition is not just about decommissioning coal power plants and switching to electric vehicles; it also must be about massively ramping up overall energy production.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | BLSA calls on DMRE to urgently address power generation shortfall to prevent loadshedding beyond 2024


POSTED ON: November 4, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It’s almost impossible to reach higher EAF levels by increasing maintenance and trying to extend the life of coal plants because Eskom plant has deteriorated so extensively as a result of previous maintenance neglect.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Some high-ups must be sweating as they await that knock on the door


POSTED ON: November 1, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

The fight against corruption, it appears, is now gaining strong momentum and BLSA fully commends Batohi and her team for the progress made under extremely challenging conditions.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 31 October 2022


POSTED ON: October 31, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Last week the finalised National Framework Towards the Professionalisation of the Public Service was released, having been approved by cabinet the week before.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Eskom mafia directly causing power cuts by mixing byproducts — including rocks — with subgrade coal


POSTED ON: October 28, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

SA needs accountability, which is precisely what the future anti-corruptions structures need to generate.

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Media release: Positive MTBPS with improved fiscal trajectory likely to boost investor appetite


POSTED ON: October 26, 2022 IN by Admin

BLSA welcomes the 2022 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled today by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that affirms the country’s adherence to a policy of fiscal consolidation that will lead to better growth in the future.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: It’s cheaper for Eskom to build new plants than boost maintenance


POSTED ON: October 25, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

With its debt service costs reduced dramatically, Eskom would be able to operate more freely, particularly in implementing its strategy to help resolve the energy crisis.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 24 October 2022


POSTED ON: October 24, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It’s important to remember that whatever is broken can be fixed and global investors need to be assured that we’re working on creating a desirable investment environment.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Macroeconomic impact of Transnet’s woes as bad as short-term economic losses


POSTED ON: October 21, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Transnet needs to be transformed into a financially self-sustaining entity or it will keep burdening the fiscus with more and more debt.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: We still have a fighting chance of avoiding greylisting


POSTED ON: October 18, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The FATF published a report a year ago highlighting SA’s deficiencies and effectively gave us until this October to get our house in order.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 17 October 2022


POSTED ON: October 17, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

If we are to avoid grey listing, or ensure we are grey listed for the shortest time possible if we cannot avoid it, we need to do a lot of work quickly.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Time to declare energy and transport essential services that would prohibit strike action?


POSTED ON: October 14, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The dismal state of our energy and transport systems are core reasons why our economy is so crippled.

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Media Statement: Joint statement from BUSA and BLSA on Transnet Strike


POSTED ON: October 13, 2022 IN by Admin

Short term solutions can create unintended consequences in difficult industrial relationship situations, especially if inflation remains elevated for some time, and in a difficult economic and fiscal environment.

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Press Release: BLSA Releases Report on Potential FATF Grey Listing


POSTED ON: October 12, 2022 IN by Admin

BLSA has today released an independent report on the prospect of South Africa being grey listed by the Financial Action Task Force. The report, by researchers Intellidex, puts the probability of grey listing at 85% come the FATF plenary in February next year. The researchers estimate that the economic impact of grey listing could be limited or severe depending on how South Africa reacts to grey listing.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Act now so we do not leave a corruption-riddled country for future generations


POSTED ON: October 11, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need to get things right in terms of setting up structures and processes to fight corruption.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 10 October


POSTED ON: October 10, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The strike action makes Transnet’s financial position far worse. It could trigger further ratings downgrades.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Emergency measures needed to lift infrastructure programme out of bureaucratic quagmire


POSTED ON: October 7, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA has repeatedly highlighted that the institutional architecture for infrastructure within the state is simply not fit for purpose.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Consultants and auditors: where the private sector interacted with the captured state


POSTED ON: October 4, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Strengthening the processes to ensure ethical leadership on the boards of SOEs and private companies is just one of many measures needed that will prevent corrupt elements from attaining positions of influence.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 3 October 2022


POSTED ON: October 3, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Grey listing is largely a consequence of the collapse of commercial crime investigation and prosecution during the state capture era.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Higher than normal bond redemptions will put extra pressure on expenditure in medium-term budget


POSTED ON: September 30, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Until we stabilise our national debt, we’ll keep paying more and more just to service it.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: SA needs a culture change where the corrupt resign in shame rather than run for high office


POSTED ON: September 27, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA is fully committed to helping transform South Africa into a country where corruption is considered shameful and people are held  accountable.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 26 September 2022


POSTED ON: September 26, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

Given the urgency with which we need to address the power crisis, the obvious question is what we can do to get more of the round 5 projects to close.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | SA cutting it fine with investment plan ahead of COP27


POSTED ON: September 23, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The funding to reduce SA’s use of coal hinges on SA producing an investment plan that would need to be agreed to by the partners.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Government is cause of load-shedding and only it can solve the problem


POSTED ON: September 20, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Our economy needs a quick solution based on the least-regret option.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 19 September 2022


POSTED ON: September 19, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Even when their actions successfully lead to prosecutions, convictions and recovery of stolen assets, whistle blowers can struggle to find work and rebuild their lives.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | The fight against corruption: Where there’s action, there is hope


POSTED ON: September 16, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

SA’s renewable energy market remains an attractive proposition to global investors but we’re certainly no longer considered a low-risk destination.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: SA is falling further behind


POSTED ON: September 13, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The Fraser report provides a useful checklist that highlights where SA is coming up short. 

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BLSA CEO Letter – 12 Sept 2022


POSTED ON: September 12, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA is committed to various initiatives to support government to solve the energy crisis.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | If SA wants foreign investments, visa applications can’t be a headache


POSTED ON: September 9, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It is critical for SA to make all aspects of the investment process as smooth as possible.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: The many reasons to be optimistic about SA


POSTED ON: September 6, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Only higher levels of economic growth will sustainably provide the resources we need to address the needs of the poor without threatening our fiscal sovereignty.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 5 September 2022


POSTED ON: September 5, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The president clearly showed how his government and business are aligned on many of the key challenges that we need to jointly overcome.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Hope at last for South Africa’s fight against corruption


POSTED ON: September 2, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The state capture-linked arrests still haven’t moved up to any senior government levels yet but the NPA hinted that these will come.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Release of the Auditor-General’s first special report on flood relief funds


POSTED ON: September 1, 2022 IN by Admin

We are heartened by the AG’s ongoing, independent outputs that speak truth to power with neither fear nor favour.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Plans to save small businesses amid high inflation and red tape need boost


POSTED ON: August 30, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Small businesses have the greatest potential to address SA’s problems of poverty and inequality.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 29 August 2022


POSTED ON: August 29, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It would be easier to support NECOM and government if our bureaucratic and regulatory functions were working the way they are meant to.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | We need capital to build SA’s economy – and fast


POSTED ON: August 26, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA believes the ISA should be the centre for excellence in respect of developing bankable PPPs.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Godongwana faces headache of sparse kitty for growing wish list


POSTED ON: August 23, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The increased allocation for infrastructure development aims to address an urgent overall need of improving the efficiency of the economy.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 22 August 2022


POSTED ON: August 22, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The state capture years put immense pressure on National Treasury and led to a period of spiralling debt and extremely poor expenditure that delivered low value for money.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Don’t bet more taxpayer money on ailing SOEs


POSTED ON: August 19, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Improving our debt profile will accelerate our return to investment grade ratings, which in turn will make our debt cheaper.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Liberalisation of energy market will spur economic activity


POSTED ON: August 16, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Eradicating red tape is an easy win; it comes at no cost to the state while its benefits are widespread and will be immediately felt.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | NPA agreement forms part of overall goal of building a capable state


POSTED ON: August 12, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

When government and business collaborate to address SA’s problems, the results are meaningful.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: No quick fixes for SA’s economic woes


POSTED ON: August 9, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There is no magic elixir for the economy.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 08 August 2022


POSTED ON: August 8, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The NPA is ramping up its efforts to respond to the Zondo Commission and will need specialised skills to support complex corruption cases, such as forensic accountants and data analysts. While the NPA has benefited from increases in funding to support its efforts, it will take time to recruit and train for the specialist skills it needs.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Why a wealth tax is not the solution to help SA’s poor


POSTED ON: August 5, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Government has brought us to this point and now there are no easy solutions.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Business not indifferent to the plight of the poor


POSTED ON: August 2, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Until we stabilise the national debt we’ll keep paying more just to service it.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 01 August 2022


POSTED ON: August 1, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Even if we get everything right, we are still at least two years away from entering a new era of stable electricity supply.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Why energy reforms will benefit SA beyond just ending load shedding


POSTED ON: July 29, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

An important aspect for government to get right is the promise of quick, efficient bureaucratic procedures.

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Media release: BLSA welcomes the president’s energy plan and applauds its bold approach


POSTED ON: July 26, 2022 IN by Admin

We hope the measures announced in the president’s plan will be implemented with both urgency and purpose as well as transparency.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: SA simply cannot afford a BIG


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

Tightening capital controls or preventing tax emigration are simply not viable alternatives.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 25 July 2022


POSTED ON: July 25, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We do ourselves no favours by embracing reforms that destabilise government finances and the economy.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | It’s no use blaming the Reserve Bank for rate hikes


POSTED ON: July 22, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Inflation is rising globally and a significant cost-of-living crisis is emerging  for many nations.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: We can realise the vision of an inclusive, growing economy


POSTED ON: July 19, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

SA was identified as one of 31 countries with high risks around the “erosion of social cohesion” in the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Risks report.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 18 July 2022


POSTED ON: July 18, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The one element that can accelerate the recovery of small businesses is the red tape unit in the Presidency.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | SA is running out of time to avoid greylisting by money laundering watchdog


POSTED ON: July 15, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

South Africa has been in the FATF’s sights since 2009 following an initial review.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Proposals on power crisis are encouraging


POSTED ON: July 12, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Business believes this limited easing of requirements will provide the necessary energy foundations upon which all sustainable local manufacturing depends.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 11 July 2022


POSTED ON: July 11, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need to have a plan ready by the time of COP27 in Egypt in November that provides a clear path for the country to shift its carbon intensity.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Government needs to focus on national priorities


POSTED ON: July 8, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

All indications are that in October SA will be placed on the grey list by the Financial Action Task Force.

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Media release: BACSA supports SAPS task teams


POSTED ON: July 6, 2022 IN by Admin

To date, 39 cases have been reported on the BACSA information-sharing site.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Government may finally have seen the light on energy crisis


POSTED ON: July 5, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

According to Eskom, SA needs to create 50GW-60GW of new generation capacity by 2035.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 04 July 2022


POSTED ON: July 4, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We must diversify the sources of electricity in South Africa.

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Media Statement: BLSA together with Matla a Bana help fight GBV


POSTED ON: July 1, 2022 IN by Admin

BLSA has partnered with Matla a Bana – an NGO that fights GBV and creates child-friendly reporting facilities at police stations, courts and hospitals.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Govt can act now on Zondo’s advice, and there’s no room to fail


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By Busisiwe Mavuso

The allocation of resources will be a litmus test of how seriously government is taking the Zondo report.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Prosecutions should follow publication of Zondo report


POSTED ON: June 28, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Publication of the full Zondo report is only the first step.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 27 June 2022


POSTED ON: June 27, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

It is a key strategic objective for BLSA to support the prosecuting authorities to succeed.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Lack of infrastructure maintenance a leading cause of SA’s water crisis


POSTED ON: June 24, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Underspending on infrastructure affects not only water supply but infrastructure for all SA’s network industries

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Media release: BLSA welcomes the handover of the final parts of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Report


POSTED ON: June 23, 2022 IN by Admin

Corruption comes at a high price to business and the economy.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Shock reports on municipalities point to folly of cadre system


POSTED ON: June 21, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Many municipalities commit a direct act of corruption when residents pay their electricity and water accounts but the officials do not pay that money over to Eskom and the water boards.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 20 June 2022


POSTED ON: June 20, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There is nothing normal about the fact that 65% of youth aged 15-24 were unemployed in the first quarter.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Cargo truck hijackings, railway lines and cable theft set back important reforms


POSTED ON: June 17, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Over 250 people had been prosecuted and convicted of crimes related to tampering with essential infrastructure

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Comair downed by competition, but no such pressure on Transnet


POSTED ON: June 14, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

Comair’s demise after more than six decades of operation reflects the harshness of the competitive nature of the free market.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 12 June 2022


POSTED ON: June 13, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
The challenge is to ensure all collaborators have sufficient capacity to engage and plan for joint action

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Busisiwe Mavuso| Reserve Bank warns that risk of FATF grey listing is high


POSTED ON: June 10, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
Apart from the increased costs of international transactions, the country’s reputation would take a battering.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: SA needs Chinese-like commitment to its development plan


POSTED ON: June 7, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Quality education enabled individuals to fulfil their potential while a reliable energy supply was a prerequisite for economic growth.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 06 June 2022


POSTED ON: June 6, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busiswe Mavuso

BLSA looks forward to more work with the police and communities to improve SA’s fight against crime.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | State capture: Join the dots, find the money


POSTED ON: June 3, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
Tracking the money down is important but difficult.

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Press release: BLSA and partners offer Nelson Mandela Bay drought solutions


POSTED ON: May 31, 2022 IN by Admin

TAMDEV is conceptualised as giving institutional form to a collaboration between government and business.

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Press release: Giving entrepreneurs the necessary capacity


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22 On Sloane aims to assist approximately 100 entrepreneurs through the Capacity Building Programme.

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Press Release: Offering SMMEs affordable funding


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Enterpriseroom is dedicated to achieving socioeconomic transformation by starting, sustaining, growing and developing small and medium-sized businesses.

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Press Release: BLSA and partners help address unemployment


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A total of 364 students have completed their training and 260 have been placed in various jobs.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Upgraded credit rating by S&P Global boosts SA’s allure to investors


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By Busiswe Mavuso
Thanks to rising commodity prices and the improved debt outlook SA has been popular among global investors.

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BLSA CEO’s Letter – 30 May 2022


POSTED ON: May 30, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
The global commodity price shock has been a dose of good luck.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Act against those who sabotage our economy and livelihoods


POSTED ON: May 27, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We are facing a national crisis and every act designed to destabilise supply is an act of treason.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Fighting inflation is a pro-poor intervention


POSTED ON: May 24, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Our government is facing a tough situation, but it’s one that would be far more manageable had our economy been in a stronger position today.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 23 May 2022


POSTED ON: May 23, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA is not a single entity that can be called “business”. There is no such thing.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Small businesses could be creating millions of jobs in SA, so why aren’t they?


POSTED ON: May 20, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The sooner all these reforms are implemented and the economy is functioning efficiently, the sooner we will have an environment that is conducive for businesses of all sizes to grow.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Mining Indaba shows Mantashe has to get cracking


POSTED ON: May 17, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The lack of investment in the mining sector reflects investor concerns over persistent regulatory uncertainty.

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BLSA CEO Letter – 16 May 2022


POSTED ON: May 16, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The private sector is going to be largely responsible for generating and selling electricity.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | We need more private sector involvement to help govt solve SA’s problems


POSTED ON: May 13, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The more that government brings in the private sector to help tackle such problems, the quicker they will be resolved.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Pushing back financial close for renewable energy bids is fatal


POSTED ON: May 10, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

SA cannot afford to suffer further delays to getting new energy on grid.

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 09 May 2022


POSTED ON: May 9, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Real progress is happening and it is taking us towards a far better environment for business and the public.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | 3 levers SA needs to pull to rebuild confidence and rejuvenate our economy


POSTED ON: May 6, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
How we act in the short term is important in terms of determining the type of society we are to become.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: State capture report shows how cadre deployment wrecked SA


POSTED ON: May 4, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
In his latest report, Zondo also makes it clear that it should be a crime for government officials not to do their due diligence.

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 03 May 2022


POSTED ON: May 3, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The responsibility of employers is clear: they have to protect the health and safety of their employees.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | The public-private partnership model will be crucial in upgrading SA’s ports


POSTED ON: April 29, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso
Today we have a situation where ships are spending days or weeks lying at anchor before they can be processed at our ports. This affects businesses across the port logistics supply chains who experience significant delays as well as financial losses.  

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: State of water and wastewater treatment is sliding deeper into the dwang


POSTED ON: April 26, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Putting the health of our citizens at risk and jeopardising the security of the country’s clean water supply is a serious crime.

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 25 April 2022


POSTED ON: April 25, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There were clear missteps that we have learned from. That learning must be fully absorbed into how we use the new regulations to deal with the pandemic.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Time for SA to increase its investment in climate adaptation measures


POSTED ON: April 22, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

With more climate crises on the horizon, it’s time for our country to increase its investment in climate adaptation measures.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Why education must be at the core of everything we do


POSTED ON: February 17, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The overall objective is to equip every school leaver with the ability to integrate into society with skills that make them directly employable

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly – South Africans need a government that can commit itself to delivery


POSTED ON: June 9, 2024 IN by Admin

By Busisiwe Mavuso

South Africans need a government that can commit itself to delivery and get straight to work.

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