BLSA CEO’s weekly – 15 June


POSTED ON: June 15, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As South Africa thinks about the economic recovery post the coronavirus crisis, shattered business confidence should have us worried.

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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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How will R130bn be reallocated in the emergency budget?


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

By Busi Mavuso

The upcoming emergency budget will be difficult as Tito Mboweni has to reallocate R130bn to meet the needs of the stimulus package, which is likely to ruffle some feathers.

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BACSA – Illicit trade to continue


POSTED ON: June 5, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

The efforts of SARS, law enforcement agencies and other groups that have been battling illicit trade in SA long before the Covid-19 lockdown are being undermined by the continued ban on cigarette sales.

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Strengthening SA’s social compact


POSTED ON: June 4, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The social compact shouldn’t just be a lofty ideal, but should be practised – and again, business needs to be given the space to contribute.

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Gordhan Briefing 29 May


POSTED ON: June 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

Government reiterates its efforts to improve SOEs and invites the private sector to participate in infrastructure rollout drive to spur the economy.

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Shift on state ownership welcome, but let’s avoid heavy ‘guidance’


POSTED ON: June 2, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA will see a return of badly needed fixed investment only if the state creates an environment that is conducive for businesses to thrive and to grow inclusively. Dabbling in prescribed assets or fiddling with the independence of the Reserve Bank will not rebuild confidence.

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Onus is on business to ensure there isn’t a rapid rise in Covid cases


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

By Busi Mavuso

There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 25 May


POSTED ON: May 25, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

The positive message from government is that it is committed to driving a recovery and is open-minded on engaging with business on how to do it. The shift to level three next week is important and welcome.

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Need to relax the Covid-19 restrictions is becoming more urgent by the day


POSTED ON: May 19, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It was encouraging to see government’s commitment and eagerness to moving to level 3 in an effort to stave off the looming economic catastrophe.

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