New municipal councils must be held to account on delivering water security


POSTED ON: November 25, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Among our many problems, we face a water and sanitation crisis with failing wastewater treatment and subsequent pollution of the country’s water resources a particular problem, prompting the SA Human Rights Commission to declare it a national disaster.

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The promises of the newly elected councillors


POSTED ON: November 9, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Residents and businesses are quite entitled to expect their municipalities to deliver basic essentials such as a reliable water and electricity supply, efficient refuse removal and sewage collection and disposal.

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BLSA CEO’s newsletter – 27 September 2021


POSTED ON: September 27, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Businesses must now worry about the prospect of a major cut in bandwidth for those who connect through cell-phone networks, with ICASA pressing ahead to terminate access to emergency spectrum at end-November.

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Icasa call on ‘Covid-19 spectrum’ is a shock


POSTED ON: September 21, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One of the key structural reforms SA desperately needs is far greater access to spectrum. Economic growth is being choked by a lack of data bandwidth at reasonable prices.

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SA should lower restrictions in boosting economic recovery


POSTED ON: September 13, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Our jobs market remains one of the worst in the world, with unemployment in Q2 reaching 34.4%, the highest of 80 industrialised nations tracked by Bloomberg.

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Record unemployment will worsen if we can’t unlock infrastructure promise


POSTED ON: August 30, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

If we thought we had a jobs crisis on our hands before this pandemic, we now we have something much, much larger than we had ever imagined.

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July protests add to a series of unfortunate events for women in SA


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By Busi Mavuso

We should consider the real impact of the protests and the various lockdown measures on women, especially black women in the country.

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Resilient South African businesses start road to recovery after protests


POSTED ON: August 2, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As BLSA, we’ve asked the state to step in and aid the rebuild effort. National Treasury’s R39bn package to provide relief to businesses and the poor should be welcomed.

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Businesses’ strong resolve to address new crisis, new problems


POSTED ON: July 23, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It’s important that the South African government follow through on plans that are going to be developed following the recent unrest to ensure investment in SA continues.

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