Icasa call on ‘Covid-19 spectrum’ is a shock


POSTED ON: September 21, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One of the key structural reforms SA desperately needs is far greater access to spectrum. Economic growth is being choked by a lack of data bandwidth at reasonable prices.

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CEO’s newsletter – 20 September 2021


POSTED ON: September 20, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I was disappointed by the announcement by UK authorities on Friday that SA would remain on its “red list” of countries. This decision is bad for the two countries’ economic ties.

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Vaccine passports are necessary to escape restrictions and to reach ‘herd immunity’


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By Busi Mavuso

We believe it’s time to consider an introduction of vaccine passports because we need to keep as much of the economy as open as possible.

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BLSA’s push to get SA off the UK red list: Busi Mavuso


POSTED ON: September 15, 2021 IN , by Admin

Business Leadership SA is campaigning for the removal of UK travel restrictions that threaten to bring the second summer of misery to SA tourism. They are enlisting some of the world’s best-known companies to assist. Before the pandemic, SA attracted about 450,000 UK travellers a year.

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BLSA letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson


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As Britain looks to develop new trading relationships around the world, BLSA urges UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reassess the restrictions placed on SA.

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Q3 business confidence figures show the slippery slope


POSTED ON: September 14, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Last week, we got bits of economic data reflecting the effects of the July unrest. The RMB Business Confidence Index slumped back into negative territory (below 50 points) in Q3, falling seven points to 43.

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SA should lower restrictions in boosting economic recovery


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

By Busi Mavuso

Our jobs market remains one of the worst in the world, with unemployment in Q2 reaching 34.4%, the highest of 80 industrialised nations tracked by Bloomberg.

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BLSA CEO’s letter -13 September 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

Following the July unrest, many business leaders want to rebuild, but they cannot do it without a sense that government and the rest of the country has their back.

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The importance of secure electricity will come to light again in Q2 GDP figures


POSTED ON: September 7, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There’s no way of attaining healthier growth rates without dealing with the elephant in the room – our lack of electricity capacity to meet the demands of this economy. Only that way can we become richer as a nation.

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Alert level 2 is the next logical phase to move to


POSTED ON: September 6, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The current Level 3 runs to 15 October – that is too long to wait. A shift to level 2 should happen sooner.

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