Deal decisively with unemployment and poverty


POSTED ON: January 13, 2022 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Each reform and each infrastructure project that is actually rolled out will contribute in their own ways to boosting economic growth, and that is the only way to reduce unemployment.

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Why we have some good reasons for festive cheer


POSTED ON: December 16, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The country desperately needs positive movements as we head into the holiday season with the fourth wave of Covid infections rising alarmingly quickly and tourism and hospitality businesses already hard hit by the international travel bans.

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Eskom’s plan to lease land for private generation shows refreshing innovation with potential to generate up to 20GW


POSTED ON: December 15, 2021 IN by Admin

The aim of this programme is to provide relief to the constrained electricity system in as short a time as possible. Eskom land is generally close to the necessary grid infrastructure and has several regulatory approvals in place to ensure the time to begin development will be far quicker than other land.

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BLSA CEO’s newsletter – 13 December 2021


POSTED ON: December 13, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Make no mistake, this year has been the worst we’ve had in terms of energy availability. By November we had faced over 1,000 hours of load shedding for the first time since the crisis began.

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Mining industry’s plans to invest in energy projects hampered by red tape


POSTED ON: November 29, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We are in an emergency situation and everything possible needs to be done to secure our energy supply fast. The longer we live with insufficient supply, the smaller our economy will be, and the fewer the jobs and tax revenue that can be generated.

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Load shedding crisis calls for emergency measures


POSTED ON: November 18, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The feasibility of reforming the bid window process should be explored, with renewable energy to be procured on an ongoing basis as the situation demands.

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Press release: The impact of load shedding


POSTED ON: November 15, 2021 IN by Admin

BLSA is extremely concerned about the impact of load shedding on the economy. It has affected business operations across the country, as well as ordinary citizens, including students sitting for their final exams.

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BLSA CEO’s newsletter – 15 November 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

BLSA will be working with its members to assess progress by business in using the regulatory space now available to invest in new generation.

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Let’s salute the SA climate team for a fine achievement


POSTED ON: November 9, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Securing an eye-catching finance agreement to aid our green energy transition was a job well done by the SA team at COP26 in Glasgow.

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Poorer nations are paying the price for the rich’s environmental crimes


POSTED ON: November 3, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Countries that are still trying to develop their economies must now stop using the fuel resources that drove the development of rich nations – and we don’t have a choice.

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