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Businesses’ strong resolve to address new crisis, new problems


POSTED ON: July 23, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It’s important that the South African government follow through on plans that are going to be developed following the recent unrest to ensure investment in SA continues.

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Covid-19 exposed our inequalities, the protests just deepened them


POSTED ON: July 20, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The implications for rural and township economies, where the bulk of the damage was incurred due to recent unrest, looting and destruction to property, will be far reaching.

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The cost of the economic damage will be borne by the most vulnerable


POSTED ON: July 19, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The cost of the economic carnage in KZN and Gauteng will be carried by the most vulnerable segments of South African society.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 19 July 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

The president’s speech on Friday evening, flanked by the heads of the police and army, was the right message to convey to the public.

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Difficult week, but South African institutions endure


POSTED ON: July 13, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The rule of law took precedence over political prudence. No-one can display the contempt of court that Zuma did without expecting consequences.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 12 July 2021


POSTED ON: July 12, 2021 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Business confidence has had a shot in the arm from several directions at once. The arrest Jacob Zuma and improvements in vaccination rates are some of the reasons why.

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Zuma Arrest: signal that institutions of state are working again.


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By Busi Mavuso

Former President Jacob Zuma’s arrest shows that no individual, no matter how powerful, is above the laws we have created to serve our democracy.

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Eskom’s falling debt levels are signs of reform taking root


POSTED ON: July 6, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Eskom’s debt is now less than R400bn. This is still a staggering number but at least it is beginning to reduce.

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Treasury has some space to support businesses and workers


POSTED ON: July 5, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The state should consider providing further social support for the vast majority of South Africans who aren’t as shielded from the economic strain caused by these unavoidable lockdowns.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 5 July 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

The business sector is a national asset. Government needs to work with it to ensure it is not unnecessarily damaged.

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