Unemployment reflects the economy’s underlying struggles


POSTED ON: June 9, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Q1 GDP figures provide further evidence of the economy’s rebound from the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in our worst economic performance in a century.

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Press release: BLSA concerned at low investment levels and calls for rapid delivery of Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan


POSTED ON: June 8, 2021 IN , , by Admin

Today’s economic growth figures show that the economy is struggling to recover. While there were some areas that grew, the overall picture shows that much of the economy remains weak.

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Youth day and a ballooning youth unemployment


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Next week we will mark 45 years since the June 1976 Soweto protests that would prove to be one of the most important dates in our struggle against apartheid. However, as we head towards Youth Day on 16 June, the official unemployment rate in the 15-34 age bracket sits at 46,3%.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 7 June 2021


POSTED ON: June 7, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One area the economic reconstruction and recovery plan is clear on is energy security. As our economy reels from more devastating load-shedding, the urgency of this is ever more apparent.

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Land reform: The problem is implementation, not the Constitution


POSTED ON: June 1, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need close collaboration with the state to ensure land reform is implemented in a way that doesn’t threaten food security, the agriculture sector and property security.

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SA is falling down global league rankings


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

South Africa’s “beachhead” advantage of a gateway to Africa, long trumpeted, may be waning.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 31 May 2021


POSTED ON: May 31, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The Expropriation Bill is perhaps the most consequential of the legislation and amendments being considered.

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Economic reform is for all spheres of society


POSTED ON: May 25, 2021 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi
S&P Global Ratings’ decision to leave SA’s rating unchanged is a welcome relief

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Local isn’t just lekker – it’s essential


POSTED ON: May 24, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
As business we welcome government’s push to boost localisation.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 24 May


POSTED ON: IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
South Africa’s economy needs structural reforms if we are to grow but progress remains frustratingly slow.

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