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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A most welcome change in pace


POSTED ON: September 15, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The president injected a sense of urgency into our economic revival last week, backed up by action with the timetable being set for getting more renewable energy onto the grid.

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Structural reforms a necessity in light of Q2 contraction


POSTED ON: September 8, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Will today’s Q2 GDP figures prove to be sobering for policymakers? We hope it makes them realise how urgently we need structural reforms.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 7 September 2020


POSTED ON: September 7, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Why is the sense of urgency that government displayed at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak missing from other areas?

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The lessons from Eskom’s tariff win


POSTED ON: August 10, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

While Eskom’s prices continue to rise, its biggest customers are aggressively looking for alternative energy sources. What is the long-term future of the utility’s revenue model?

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 6 July 2020


POSTED ON: July 6, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

An important background issue to get right as we face the Covid-19 crisis is that business and government must work together, while understanding our different functions.

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The many legs of Eskom’s recovery plan


POSTED ON: June 29, 2020 IN , by Admin

SA could see the end of loadshedding by August next year, by when Eskom hopes to have eliminated the backlog in its maintenance programme, CEO André de Ruyter told business leaders in a webcast organised by BLSA on 26 June 2020.

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SOE Council – open letter


POSTED ON: June 18, 2020 IN , , by Admin

The role of the new SOE council is critical but it has a tough task. BLSA wishes it the best in fulfilling its mandate.

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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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It’s about generation …


POSTED ON: January 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

With a new leadership team in Eskom now in place, it’s important that the focus remains firmly on what the crux of our electricity challenges is: the inability to meet power demand. Regardless of the changes that may come to the almost 97-year old parastatal, this is its inescapable truth.

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