Government needs to heed IMF warning on structural reforms


POSTED ON: December 14, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There’s much that government needs to do to accelerate everything, ranging from easing red tape wherever it can (which is everywhere) to expediting the bid windows for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme.

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Can our leaders stop languishing and start clearing reform hurdles?


POSTED ON: December 7, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is something seriously wrong in our policy environment and the labour market that is making South Africa unattractive to the long-term investment required for economic growth and job creation.

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Vaccination passports the only practical way to keep our economy functioning


POSTED ON: December 2, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Thankfully, government didn’t hit the panic button in response to the sudden outbreak of the Omicron variant and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment on Sunday to charting a course for mandatory vaccinations where appropriate is an important step in our war against the virus.

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New municipal councils must be held to account on delivering water security


POSTED ON: November 25, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Among our many problems, we face a water and sanitation crisis with failing wastewater treatment and subsequent pollution of the country’s water resources a particular problem, prompting the SA Human Rights Commission to declare it a national disaster.

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Interest rate increase should serve as a flashing warning light


POSTED ON: November 23, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso
The effects of surging global inflation arrived on our shores with a major jolt through the R1.21/litre hike in the petrol price early this month, taking it to a record high. Combined with the jarring 15% hike in electricity prices this year, consumers are being hit hard.  

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BLSA CEO’s newsletter – 22 November 2021


POSTED ON: November 22, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The medium-term budget policy statement two weeks ago showed more evidence that debt is being brought under control and that Treasury is keeping a firm hand on spending. This is all the more important because the calls for Treasury to open the taps, particularly on welfare spending, have been loud and incessant.

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Godongwana sets example for strong fiscal discipline


POSTED ON: November 15, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

On behalf of Business Leadership SA, I congratulate finance minister Godongwana for delivering a credible and disciplined first #MTBPS2021 in parliament.

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A mostly positive budget for reform momentum and debt management


POSTED ON: November 11, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We congratulate Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana for his first MTBPS in parliament. It has not been the easiest moment for the minister to take on the reigns.

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Spending itself out of a crisis is not an option for SA


POSTED ON: November 10, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana needs to stick with predecessor’s plan to ‘close the hippo’s jaws’.

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Income disclosure requirement will do little to address inequality


POSTED ON: October 18, 2021 IN , by Admin

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.

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