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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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 25 May


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

The positive message from government is that it is committed to driving a recovery and is open-minded on engaging with business on how to do it. The shift to level three next week is important and welcome.

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Need to relax the Covid-19 restrictions is becoming more urgent by the day


POSTED ON: May 19, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It was encouraging to see government’s commitment and eagerness to moving to level 3 in an effort to stave off the looming economic catastrophe.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 18 May


POSTED ON: May 18, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Cyril Ramaphosa’s admission that some lockdown restrictions had been unclear, poorly explained and even contradictory was a powerful step in resetting government’s relationship with the public.

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