Onus is on business to ensure there isn’t a rapid rise in Covid cases


POSTED ON: May 26, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 25 May


POSTED ON: May 25, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

The positive message from government is that it is committed to driving a recovery and is open-minded on engaging with business on how to do it. The shift to level three next week is important and welcome.

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A changing world, where the innovative stand a chance of survival


POSTED ON: May 21, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to rethink how they operate. Those that innovate – and quickly – will be able to firstly keep their heads above water and then prosper

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Need to relax the Covid-19 restrictions is becoming more urgent by the day


POSTED ON: May 19, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It was encouraging to see government’s commitment and eagerness to moving to level 3 in an effort to stave off the looming economic catastrophe.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 18 May


POSTED ON: May 18, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Cyril Ramaphosa’s admission that some lockdown restrictions had been unclear, poorly explained and even contradictory was a powerful step in resetting government’s relationship with the public.

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Eskom the questions still to come …


POSTED ON: May 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Eskom grasped the opportunity from lockdown to deal with maintenance issues but its debt is still the biggest sovereign risk to our economy.

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Level four lockdown is fluid, not time-based


POSTED ON: May 13, 2020 IN by Admin

Level four is something of a testing ground to assess Covid-19 readiness for moving to levels three and two, to learn more about the challenges and states of readiness, trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel told an online webcast with business leaders on Friday organised by Business Leadership South Africa.

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Lockdown: BLSA supports #NoExcuse initiative to tackle gender-based violence


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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has thrown its support behind the #NoExcuse initiative which aims to tackle gender-based violence (GBV) during the national lockdown.

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Seeking an IMF loan will take us from dogma to pragmatism


POSTED ON: May 12, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

ANC leadership is finally accepting the world as it is and not how it wants it to be.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 11 May


POSTED ON: May 11, 2020 IN , by Admin

Government must be agile in responding to changing conditions. The risk-based framework for opening the economy allows agility to some extent by giving it tools to fine-tune.

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