The overarching goal of the mini budget must be to build confidence


POSTED ON: October 22, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

There is one overarching goal for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni: to rebuild confidence in the economy.

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Tourism and its not so rosy outlook


POSTED ON: IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

The focus on tourism in the economic plan is vital.

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Growth in employment needs fertile ground


POSTED ON: October 20, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Old ideas of waiting for government to create jobs simply won’t do anymore. We need to change the structure of the economy to solve the jobs crisis.

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Implementation remains key


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

By Busi Mavuso

The president’s plan reflects many of the issues that BLSA has repeatedly highlighted that are constraining growth. These have now been made priorities.

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Recovery plan is positive but has some unrealistic expectations


POSTED ON: October 15, 2020 IN , by Admin

There are lots of positive elements in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan. However, it must be seen as more as a starting point.

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Urgency, execution key to attracting investors


POSTED ON: IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

We will be watching the president’s economic recovery plan closely as it could set us on a higher growth trajectory if it encompasses structural reforms.

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Lack of trust in business cannot continue if we want a recovery


POSTED ON: October 13, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Business is an important player in the social fabric of the country and is as invested as the state, labour and civil society in creating an enabling environment for growth.

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Medium term budget — another seminal moment


POSTED ON: October 1, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech is another seminal moment for South Africa.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 28 September 2020


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

By Busi Mavuso

With the new IPP bid window announced, we’re finally at the cusp of a real change in energy security and a potentially vibrant new economic cluster.

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Labour reform is more urgent than ever before


POSTED ON: September 24, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA needs to deal with labour reform, a topic that lurks in the background but never really comes to the fore.

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