Policy needs to enable businesses to flourish


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

By Busi Mavuso

The Draft Companies Amendment Bill approved by cabinet last month, adds significant administrative burdens on companies while diminishing SA’s attractiveness as a place to do business.

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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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CEO’s newsletter – 20 September 2021


POSTED ON: September 20, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I was disappointed by the announcement by UK authorities on Friday that SA would remain on its “red list” of countries. This decision is bad for the two countries’ economic ties.

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Vaccine passports are necessary to escape restrictions and to reach ‘herd immunity’


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We believe it’s time to consider an introduction of vaccine passports because we need to keep as much of the economy as open as possible.

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Q3 business confidence figures show the slippery slope


POSTED ON: September 14, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Last week, we got bits of economic data reflecting the effects of the July unrest. The RMB Business Confidence Index slumped back into negative territory (below 50 points) in Q3, falling seven points to 43.

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We have to review labour regulation to stem jobs bloodbath


POSTED ON: August 31, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need to review labour regulations that have protected the rights of employees but have also made it more expensive and harder for small businesses to hire new workers.

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A job is still the best social security in these times


POSTED ON: August 24, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The green paper on a new social security reform programme would be debilitating on workers as they would have to contribute between 8% and 12% of their earnings.

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Reform momentum must be increased to deal with jobless crisis


POSTED ON: August 23, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Our only escape from the unemployment crisis and underperforming economy is through reform.

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Securing the nation, focusing on reforms to rebuild confidence


POSTED ON: August 16, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Business confidence is essential, especially for the infrastructure plans that look to unlock 800,000 job opportunities in the medium term.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 16 August


POSTED ON: IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act has the potential to spur major new investment in electricity generation and make a major contribution to stabilising electricity supply.

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