We need to provide hope


POSTED ON: July 2, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA can’t afford to lose hope and resign to the worst. Business and government have to work together to ensure that the least amount of lives are lost and that the economy holds a promise of a better tomorrow.

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Actually, not all government debt is bad


POSTED ON: June 30, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Not all government debt is bad. The key is to ensure funds are geared towards growth-enhancing measures that will benefit the vast majority.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 29 June


POSTED ON: June 29, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As we gear up to drive an economic recovery, the downgrades of the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa make it more difficult for the two institutions to fund investment to support the economy.

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SA runs the real risk of a sovereign debt crisis in about three years


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

By Busi Mavuso

SA runs the real risk of a sovereign debt crisis in about three years, which will feed into all our major corporations and our banking sector that managed to successfully navigate the global financial sector crash of 2008.

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BLSA reacts to the supplementary budget


POSTED ON: June 24, 2020 IN , by Admin

We congratulate Tito Mboweni for tackling the key question in the supplementary budget of whether we continue a decline or start a process of renewal.

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The government cannot continue to be a well-paying jobs centre


POSTED ON: June 23, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Tomorrow’s emergency budget is supposed to map a way forward for just how the state will help galvanise an economy bludgeoned by the effects of the lockdown.

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It’s still about structural reforms


POSTED ON: June 11, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

South Africa needs to focus on the safe reopening of the economy and ensuring the pressure remains on policymakers to keep their commitments to structural reforms.

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How will R130bn be reallocated in the emergency budget?


POSTED ON: June 9, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The upcoming emergency budget will be difficult as Tito Mboweni has to reallocate R130bn to meet the needs of the stimulus package, which is likely to ruffle some feathers.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 8 June


POSTED ON: June 8, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Whatever courts find on lockdown details, there is no doubt that social distancing and health protocols work and must be in place.

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Shift on state ownership welcome, but let’s avoid heavy ‘guidance’


POSTED ON: June 2, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA will see a return of badly needed fixed investment only if the state creates an environment that is conducive for businesses to thrive and to grow inclusively. Dabbling in prescribed assets or fiddling with the independence of the Reserve Bank will not rebuild confidence.

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