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It’s still about structural reforms


POSTED ON: June 11, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

South Africa needs to focus on the safe reopening of the economy and ensuring the pressure remains on policymakers to keep their commitments to structural reforms.

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Extraordinary times: Patel on phased approach to reopening the economy


POSTED ON: April 22, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.

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Lockdown, the only intervention …


POSTED ON: March 26, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Tonight we head into a first in South Africa’s young history, with the entire population being placed under lockdown for our greater good.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 23 March


POSTED ON: March 23, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We have to pull together to confront Covid-19. Business is mobilising. Important objectives are to ensure we can continue getting goods and services to consumers and to increase supply of goods that are particularly needed now such as hand sanitiser, personal protection equipment for frontline staff and medicines.

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Curb coronavirus spread, but economic bedlam awaits regardless


POSTED ON: March 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

The shock of coronavirus on SA’s economy will be dire, regardless of whether or not the country successfully contains the spread.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 16 March


POSTED ON: March 16, 2020 IN by Admin

BLSA is a business organisation that believes in South Africa’s future and shares the values set out in the Constitution. In 2017, BLSA signed a contract with South Africa, committing business to playing its part in creating a South Africa of increasing prosperity for all by harnessing the resources and capabilities of business in partnership with government and civil society to deliver economic growth, transformation and inclusion.

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Mboweni rises to the challenge


POSTED ON: February 26, 2020 IN by Admin

Tito Mboweni has faced up to the challenges and delivered a tough budget that will rescue the state from financial disaster – if it can be implemented.

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The toughest budget since democracy


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , by Admin

South Africa’s national finances are in a perilous state and the finance minister will have the difficult task of setting out how they will be managed.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sona is the most significant speech since 1994


POSTED ON: February 11, 2020 IN , , by Admin

It is up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to reinvigorate and inspire confidence in South Africans from all walks of life in his SONA.

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Prescribed assets as bail out is a step in the wrong direction


POSTED ON: January 30, 2020 IN , by Admin

Prescribed assets, on the surface, may seem to be a quick-fix to Eskom’s problems but that would serve only to guarantee poor returns for pensioners. BLSA argues for some hard decisions to be taken now to ensure long-term sustainability of Eskom and other SOEs.

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