BUDGET |Welcome reprieve, but we shouldn’t forget Mboweni’s Argentina warnings yet


POSTED ON: February 25, 2021 IN , , , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
What a “positive” difference a few months can make in the life and finances of a country considering that just last year Finance Minister Tito Mboweni sounded alarm bells.

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Safely unlocking elements of the SA economy


POSTED ON: January 28, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
With the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and deaths over the festive season, it was understandable that the country had to reintroduce tougher restrictions into the economy to curb its spread.

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In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have options


POSTED ON: January 19, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The latest rounds of loadshedding could not come at a worse time as we fret over the surge in Covid-19 cases that already have a significant impact on our economic recovery hopes.

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Public sector wages – the battle that has to be won


POSTED ON: December 3, 2020 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Despite being fiscally constrained, it will be a hard task for SA to persuade public sector workers to agree to a wage cut.

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Resetting business priorities as we rebuild the economy


POSTED ON: December 1, 2020 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

As this horrible year winds down to its close, we had better get our priorities right if we are to emerge from this economic crisis.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 30 November


POSTED ON: November 30, 2020 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

The surge of Covid-19 cases, particularly in the Eastern Cape, is a stark reminder that the pandemic remains extremely dangerous.

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Great Reset: business priorities


POSTED ON: November 26, 2020 IN , , , by BLSA

By BLSA

Big businesses should use their influence to guide SMMEs and open networks for them to help them grow and so drive economic growth.

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Ratings agencies fire warnings about lack of implementation


POSTED ON: IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

There was no reprieve for SA as our credit ratings were pushed deeper in “junk” status, with ratings agencies implying a lack of faith in our recovery efforts post the pandemic.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 23 November


POSTED ON: November 23, 2020 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The downgrading of South Africa by two ratings agencies on Friday reinforces the fiscal crisis we are facing

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Ethics and paying business on time


POSTED ON: November 19, 2020 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Statistics SA’s third quarter report card will not tell the full story of just how small businesses across the country are still struggling to keep the lights on.

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