BLSA CEO’s letter 08 February


POSTED ON: February 8, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The state of the nation address is an opportunity for President Cyril Ramaphosa to set policy objectives and provide clarity on what the rest of the year is going to consist of.

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Illicit trade: problems and solutions


POSTED ON: February 5, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By BLSA
The illicit trade webinar organised by BLSA heard that the revenue that SA loses every year to illicit traders, who don’t pay taxes and excise duties, would make a significant difference to the country’s economic wellbeing.

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Vaccine, then reforms to get the economy going


POSTED ON: February 4, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The successful rollout of vaccines to health workers will provide the country with an opportunity to redirect its efforts to put the economy back on a recovery trajectory.

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Vaccines must be top of Cyril Ramaphosa’s agenda


POSTED ON: February 2, 2021 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
In his previous state of the nation addresses. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s main focus has been to boost confidence by rebuilding an ailing economy and governance in key institutions that were at the centre of corruption over the past decade.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 01 February


POSTED ON: February 1, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
At the start of Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa received praise in the country and abroad for his swift action in dealing with the pandemic.

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Safely unlocking elements of the SA economy


POSTED ON: January 28, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
With the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and deaths over the festive season, it was understandable that the country had to reintroduce tougher restrictions into the economy to curb its spread.

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Reforms not monetary policy is our best hope


POSTED ON: January 21, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases and fatalities over the past month has forced us to devote all our time and energy on ensuring that our stressed and limited public and private health sectors don’t collapse.

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In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have options


POSTED ON: January 19, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The latest rounds of loadshedding could not come at a worse time as we fret over the surge in Covid-19 cases that already have a significant impact on our economic recovery hopes.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 18 January


POSTED ON: January 18, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The first two bans cost the alcohol industry 165,000 jobs, with the expectation that the third ban might have a similar impact and add more unemployment woes.

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Vaccination – the Litmus test


POSTED ON: January 14, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
President Ramaphosa gave the country a glimmer of hope when he laid out plans for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, assuring that 20-million doses had been secured.

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