Life support must come with reforms


POSTED ON: March 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

It is well past the time to review all of our SOEs and make the necessary reforms to get our focus back on growing this economy in an inclusive manner.

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A welcome step on public sector wages, but action is still needed on SOE vampires


POSTED ON: March 2, 2020 IN , by Admin

What we called for in last week’s Budget Speech 2020 was substance rather than the bluster of words of intent. Tito Mboweni rose to the challenge.

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Mboweni rises to the challenge


POSTED ON: February 26, 2020 IN by Admin

Tito Mboweni has faced up to the challenges and delivered a tough budget that will rescue the state from financial disaster – if it can be implemented.

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The toughest budget since democracy


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , by Admin

South Africa’s national finances are in a perilous state and the finance minister will have the difficult task of setting out how they will be managed.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


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Much is riding in the 2020 Budget speech because a slide into full junk status by Moody’s is a very clear and present danger.

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Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


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

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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Government needs to pull out all the stops to escape low-growth trap


POSTED ON: December 5, 2019 IN by Admin

As much as the government under President Cyril Ramaphosa focuses on drawing investment into the country, it is in matters such as freeing up the private sector, and in particular SMMEs, where we’ll find shorter, quicker pathways to a better growth outlook for the economy.

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Selling SA in a challenging global investment climate


POSTED ON: November 13, 2019 IN by Admin

Broader macro constraints need to be tackled, such as the implementation of measures that will ensure energy security, stabilising the debt pile and consolidating the fiscus. Unless these are addressed, many participants may continue viewing events like the investment conference simply as mere talk shops.

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Much work ahead


POSTED ON: November 1, 2019 IN , by Admin

Recovery should kick off with allowing state-owned enterprises to be run like businesses

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The challenges are clear; working together we can turn things around


POSTED ON: October 30, 2019 IN by Admin

The MTBPS has brought home how serious our financial predicament is. All social partners, including business, labour and civil society will have to work together to turn around what has become an entrenched low growth trend. BLSA is ready to play its part in developing the solutions needed to put South Africa back onto a growth path that will deliver our people a better future, free of poverty.

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