BLSA CEO’s Weekly – 27 July


POSTED ON: July 27, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.

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Interview: SA’s problems precede the virus


POSTED ON: July 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

An IMF loan through its stand-by arrangement means SA would have to sign up to conditions. While on the surface it is presented as not being a loss of sovereignty, in reality it is.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 20 July


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By Busi Mavuso

The need for transparency increases dramatically especially when lockdown decisions could destroy the livelihoods of millions of citizens, as the alcohol ban does.

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A trap long set


POSTED ON: July 19, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA’s application for $4.2bn from the IMF exhausts the ‘conditionality free’ money; the next step will be borrowing based on harsh but necessary conditionality.

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Implementation is key to B4SA’s economic recovery plan


POSTED ON: July 15, 2020 IN , by Admin

We extend unwavering support to Business for South Africa (B4SA)’s economic recovery plan in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic shock it has caused.

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Business could mobilise its balance sheet if the state were an enabler


POSTED ON: July 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

With alcohol sales locked down again, South Africa needs to make the economic recovery as urgent as our health response.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 6 July 2020


POSTED ON: July 6, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

An important background issue to get right as we face the Covid-19 crisis is that business and government must work together, while understanding our different functions.

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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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