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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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Business Leadership South Africa mourns the passing of Dr Richard Maponya


POSTED ON: January 7, 2020 IN by Admin

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is saddened by the passing of the business icon, Dr Richard Maponya, who passed away on the morning of the 6th January 2020 after a short illness.

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Ethics Barometer will enable private sector to serve society by putting ethics first


POSTED ON: December 2, 2019 IN , by Admin

There’s much introspection that we as business need to do, particularly to gauge just where we need to improve our relations with all our stakeholders. This is a conversation that isn’t reserved just for South Africa because of any uniqueness in our history, but one that can increasingly take shape across the globe. While the Ethics Barometer has been acclimatised to our local conditions, the Harvard-developed tool is relevant internationally.

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An open letter to Eskom’s new CEO


POSTED ON: November 18, 2019 IN by Admin

Congratulations on your appointment as CEO of Eskom, which is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and important jobs in the country, as we are sure you are well aware.
As organised business, we see your appointment as a vital step towards stabilising the outlook for energy availability in Africa’s largest electricity company after more than a decade of instability in the institution

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SAA shareholder needs to support board’s turnaround plan


POSTED ON: November 15, 2019 IN , by Admin

SAA and its stakeholders are striking this weekend and the airline will lose about R50m a day, but what we would ask of its shareholder representative that it now back its board and executive in managing its dispute. To intervene now would only strengthen the belief among unions that it is indeed “too big, too fail”, serving to harden positions and in effect hasten SAA’s demise.

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Selling SA in a challenging global investment climate


POSTED ON: November 13, 2019 IN by Admin

Broader macro constraints need to be tackled, such as the implementation of measures that will ensure energy security, stabilising the debt pile and consolidating the fiscus. Unless these are addressed, many participants may continue viewing events like the investment conference simply as mere talk shops.

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The challenges are clear; working together we can turn things around


POSTED ON: October 30, 2019 IN by Admin

The MTBPS has brought home how serious our financial predicament is. All social partners, including business, labour and civil society will have to work together to turn around what has become an entrenched low growth trend. BLSA is ready to play its part in developing the solutions needed to put South Africa back onto a growth path that will deliver our people a better future, free of poverty.

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BLSA condemns gender-based violence


POSTED ON: September 18, 2019 IN by Admin

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO, Busi Mavuso condemns gender-based violence against women and children. Mavuso was interviewed by eNCA following #SandtonShutdown campaign by civil society at the doorsteps of Johannesburg Stocks Exchange demanding that big business fund projects to fight the scourge. Watch the interview

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