BLSA CEO’s weekly – 11 October 2021


POSTED ON: October 11, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

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.

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South African CEO business confidence back to pre-pandemic levels, KPMG survey says


POSTED ON: October 5, 2021 IN , by Admin

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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It’s urgent fiscal reform — or bust


POSTED ON: September 28, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Inflationary pressures, if sustained, suggest that we should focus on fiscal and policy reform to ensure that our economic rebound from last year’s catastrophic collapse continues.

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


POSTED ON: September 20, 2021 IN , by Admin

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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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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BLSA CEO’s letter – 6 September 2021


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

By Busi Mavuso

I want to add my welcome to the incoming president Bonang Mohale and deputy president Adrian Gore, who are taking up the leadership of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) at this crucial point.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 30 August 2021


POSTED ON: August 30, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I feel positive that we are moving in the right direction, both on the vaccine programme and the economic policy changes needed.

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