Icasa call on ‘Covid-19 spectrum’ is a shock


POSTED ON: September 21, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One of the key structural reforms SA desperately needs is far greater access to spectrum. Economic growth is being choked by a lack of data bandwidth at reasonable prices.

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CEO’s newsletter – 20 September 2021


POSTED ON: September 20, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I was disappointed by the announcement by UK authorities on Friday that SA would remain on its “red list” of countries. This decision is bad for the two countries’ economic ties.

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Vaccine passports are necessary to escape restrictions and to reach ‘herd immunity’


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By Busi Mavuso

We believe it’s time to consider an introduction of vaccine passports because we need to keep as much of the economy as open as possible.

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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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BLSA CEO’s letter – 30 August 2021


POSTED ON: August 30, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

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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BLSA CEO’s letter — 23 August 2021


POSTED ON: August 23, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

A successful vaccination programme is critical to being able to rebuild the economy to be able to support all South Africans.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 16 August


POSTED ON: August 16, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act has the potential to spur major new investment in electricity generation and make a major contribution to stabilising electricity supply.

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July protests add to a series of unfortunate events for women in SA


POSTED ON: August 10, 2021 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We should consider the real impact of the protests and the various lockdown measures on women, especially black women in the country.

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