By Busi Mavuso
BLSA will be working with its members to assess progress by business in using the regulatory space now available to invest in new generation.
If we are going to deliver on targets such as net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we have to pull together as a country.
Millions of fellow citizens have peacefully gone to the polls to vote in the local government elections. This is testament to the strength of our democracy that our people ensure they use their votes.
Every political and business leader will be arriving to get things done in Glasgow for the COP26 next week. I am confident those who will be representing us, from both business and government.
We have 27% of our adult population fully vaccinated including 53% of those over 60, but need to reach 60%-70% to minimise the impact of the virus.
A big take away from last week’s meeting between business representatives and President Cyril Ramaphosa was that fixing the workings of the economy must be a joint endeavour.
Businesses must now worry about the prospect of a major cut in bandwidth for those who connect through cell-phone networks, with ICASA pressing ahead to terminate access to emergency spectrum at end-November.
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.
I want to add my welcome to the incoming president Bonang Mohale and deputy president Adrian Gore, who are taking up the leadership of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) at this crucial point.
I feel positive that we are moving in the right direction, both on the vaccine programme and the economic policy changes needed.
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