Confidence is in a trough as infections start to peak


POSTED ON: August 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Boosting confidence is critical for our economic recovery – easier said than done considering the tales of corruption around the management of the health pandemic.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly 3 August


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The time for talking is done. We must now become obsessed with implementation – it’s the only thing that matters.

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Special task team to combat covid-19 corruption


POSTED ON: August 2, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

Perhaps many South Africans have become apathetic about corruption because they never see things improving.

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Reality bites with IMF loan


POSTED ON: July 29, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA is being bailed out by the IMF because we can’t finance the Covid-19 battle ourselves. That’s because of our low growth over the last five years.

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Corruption is still rife


POSTED ON: July 27, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation last week was focused on growing corruption around funds dedicated to our war against Covid-19. A sad state of affairs.

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Interview: SA’s problems precede the virus


POSTED ON: July 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

An IMF loan through its stand-by arrangement means SA would have to sign up to conditions. While on the surface it is presented as not being a loss of sovereignty, in reality it is.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 20 July


POSTED ON: IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The need for transparency increases dramatically especially when lockdown decisions could destroy the livelihoods of millions of citizens, as the alcohol ban does.

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A trap long set


POSTED ON: July 19, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA’s application for $4.2bn from the IMF exhausts the ‘conditionality free’ money; the next step will be borrowing based on harsh but necessary conditionality.

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Business could mobilise its balance sheet if the state were an enabler


POSTED ON: July 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

With alcohol sales locked down again, South Africa needs to make the economic recovery as urgent as our health response.

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Hard lockdown’s possible return


POSTED ON: July 9, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Better consultation between all stakeholders in the economy could help avoid some unnecessary pitfalls if SA has to revert to a hard lockdown.

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