By Busi Mavuso
The pressure from international trade partners on SA’s business sector and government to accelerate the transition to a green economy has escalated dramatically in the past few years. The essence of their message is: green up or lose our business.
Emergency spectrum was an important and effective weapon in our fight against the effects of lockdown restrictions on our economy. ICASA’s decision to withdraw it is confounding.
Every political and business leader will be arriving to get things done in Glasgow for the COP26 next week. I am confident those who will be representing us, from both business and government.
The IMF’s medium-term forecasts have alarming implications for our unemployment situation.
By Busi Mavuso
The remuneration of CEOs and senior executives is a sensitive topic in SA given high levels of income inequality – but it’s an important issue globally.
We have 27% of our adult population fully vaccinated including 53% of those over 60, but need to reach 60%-70% to minimise the impact of the virus.
The Draft Companies Amendment Bill approved by cabinet last month, adds significant administrative burdens on companies while diminishing SA’s attractiveness as a place to do business.
BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso says that although some degree of red tape imposed on businesses is necessary to protect consumers and ensure orderly commercial activity – but SA can do better.
The decision by the UK to remove SA from its red list of countries was late but welcome. The change will now also allow more normal business travel to resume with one of our biggest trading partners.
CEOs of the world’s largest companies are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their businesses, KPMG South Africa’s 2021 CEO Outlook survey found.
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