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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Every decision needn’t be a ‘big bang’ reform but a signal of proactive decision-making


POSTED ON: October 11, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso says that although some degree of red tape imposed on businesses is necessary to protect consumers and ensure orderly commercial activity – but SA can do better.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 11 October 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

The decision by the UK to remove SA from its red list of countries was late but welcome. The change will now also allow more normal business travel to resume with one of our biggest trading partners.

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South African CEO business confidence back to pre-pandemic levels, KPMG survey says


POSTED ON: October 5, 2021 IN , by Admin

CEOs of the world’s largest companies are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their businesses, KPMG South Africa’s 2021 CEO Outlook survey found.

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Minister Godongwana’s message should be sent to every public servant in the land


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By Busi Mavuso

“We have got to make it really easy to do business.” With that underlying message, Minister Godongwana hit all the right notes in his address to the Sunday Times Investment Summit last week.

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BLSA’s push to get SA off the UK red list: Busi Mavuso


POSTED ON: September 15, 2021 IN , by Admin

Business Leadership SA is campaigning for the removal of UK travel restrictions that threaten to bring the second summer of misery to SA tourism. They are enlisting some of the world’s best-known companies to assist. Before the pandemic, SA attracted about 450,000 UK travellers a year.

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BLSA letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson


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As Britain looks to develop new trading relationships around the world, BLSA urges UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reassess the restrictions placed on SA.

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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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SA should lower restrictions in boosting economic recovery


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

By Busi Mavuso

Our jobs market remains one of the worst in the world, with unemployment in Q2 reaching 34.4%, the highest of 80 industrialised nations tracked by Bloomberg.

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BLSA CEO’s letter -13 September 2021


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By Busi Mavuso

Following the July unrest, many business leaders want to rebuild, but they cannot do it without a sense that government and the rest of the country has their back.

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