Prescribed assets as bail out is a step in the wrong direction
POSTED ON: January 30, 2020 IN Latest news, SOEs by Admin
Prescribed assets, on the surface, may seem to be a quick-fix to Eskom’s problems but that would serve only to guarantee poor returns for pensioners. BLSA argues for some hard decisions to be taken now to ensure long-term sustainability of Eskom and other SOEs.
WEF report card for team South Africa
POSTED ON: IN Political economy by Admin
The South African story and its main architects should always hold centre of place at forums such as the WEF in Davos and not cower away into corners under irresponsible economic paths because of our own policy inertia.
The SAA meltdown: a hard lesson on the costs of indecision
POSTED ON: January 27, 2020 IN SOEs by Admin
SAA, through the actions of our political players, is now effectively a privatised, inefficient enterprise, a situation caused by a legacy of bad direction by its shareholder.
Illicit trade and South Africa’s vehicle sector
POSTED ON: January 22, 2020 IN Political economy by Admin
Cheap as they may be to a South African consumer that has been struggling under the weight of an under-performing economy for the better part of five years, the illegal import of vehicles from places as far as Japan, China and Singapore will prove more expensive in the end to the country through the loss of millions in revenue.
It’s about generation …
POSTED ON: January 20, 2020 IN Energy, SOEs by Admin
With a new leadership team in Eskom now in place, it’s important that the focus remains firmly on what the crux of our electricity challenges is: the inability to meet power demand. Regardless of the changes that may come to the almost 97-year old parastatal, this is its inescapable truth.
Business Leadership South Africa mourns the passing of Dr Richard Maponya
POSTED ON: January 7, 2020 IN Latest news by Admin
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is saddened by the passing of the business icon, Dr Richard Maponya, who passed away on the morning of the 6th January 2020 after a short illness.