BUSISIWE MAVUSO | Public wage ruling sets the tone for govt to exit similar agreements in future


POSTED ON: March 3, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Government expenditure needs to be directed towards priority areas for economic growth.

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Busisiwe Mavuso | Budget helped repair trust, but more could have been done


POSTED ON: February 25, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Treasury must take on the task of ensuring the greatest value for money in terms of delivering on overall policy objectives.

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BUSISIWE MAVUSO: Godongwana has chance to make new start with zero-based budgeting


POSTED ON: February 22, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need taxes to be allocated based on necessity and targeted in areas that will have maximum impact.

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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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