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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Striking a balance between health and the economy


POSTED ON: May 28, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mbauso

As business welcomes the opening of the economy from June 1, we must do so understanding the responsibility of navigating us through the September Covid-19 peak.

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Onus is on business to ensure there isn’t a rapid rise in Covid cases


POSTED ON: May 26, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.

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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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A changing world, where the innovative stand a chance of survival


POSTED ON: May 21, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing businesses to rethink how they operate. Those that innovate – and quickly – will be able to firstly keep their heads above water and then prosper

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Let’s have a clear road map of how businesses will operate on level 4 lockdown


POSTED ON: April 28, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Business has been at the coalface of the damage caused by the lockdown and is most anxious to get back to work.

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Extraordinary times: Patel on phased approach to reopening the economy


POSTED ON: April 22, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.

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Health-friendly economic recovery plan is urgently needed


POSTED ON: April 21, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There’s a lot riding on the solutions that the cabinet proposes to recast the economy for much-needed growth.

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BUSI MAVUSO: Lockdown extension was always on the cards, but a further one is frightening


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

By Busi Mavuso

The two-week extension of the lockdown is like taking a punch to the gut, but we need to consider the ramifications. Economists are penciling a deeper GDP contraction this year of -9.7%.

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A deepening job crisis looms


POSTED ON: April 2, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavso

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns it has triggered locally and internationally, some estimates say as many as 1.1 million jobs are at risk in SA.

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