Lack of trust in business cannot continue if we want a recovery


POSTED ON: October 13, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Business is an important player in the social fabric of the country and is as invested as the state, labour and civil society in creating an enabling environment for growth.

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Implementation, implementation


POSTED ON: October 8, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

We need a sense of urgency in the implementation of the recovery plan.

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Corruption arrests: A show of teeth and a boost of confidence


POSTED ON: October 6, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Arrests of those associated with state capture is an initial, but significant, milestone in rebuilding faith in SA and its economy,

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Medium term budget — another seminal moment


POSTED ON: October 1, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech is another seminal moment for South Africa.

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Business and labour backing president Ramaphosa’s plan


POSTED ON: September 17, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The economic recovery action plan, agreed to by labour, business and other social partners, is with the president. It’s imperative that Cabinet approves it without delay.

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The growth emergency


POSTED ON: September 10, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The country needs urgent interventions implemented from the economic recovery strategy to address the jobs crisis we’ve long faced, which has been accelerated by a Covid-19 crisis.

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Structural reforms a necessity in light of Q2 contraction


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

By Busi Mavuso

Will today’s Q2 GDP figures prove to be sobering for policymakers? We hope it makes them realise how urgently we need structural reforms.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 31 August 2020


POSTED ON: August 31, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

How much more onerous will future loan conditions be if SA doesn’t address its creditworthiness?

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Second-quarter contraction and the bounce-back


POSTED ON: August 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The impact of the initial ‘hard lockdown’ is going to make for some shocking reading when GDP figures are released early next month.

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Now to restart this economy


POSTED ON: August 18, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Government’s recovery strategy must actually move the needle and not be just another document.

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