Actually, not all government debt is bad


POSTED ON: June 30, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Not all government debt is bad. The key is to ensure funds are geared towards growth-enhancing measures that will benefit the vast majority.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 29 June


POSTED ON: June 29, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As we gear up to drive an economic recovery, the downgrades of the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa make it more difficult for the two institutions to fund investment to support the economy.

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SA runs the real risk of a sovereign debt crisis in about three years


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

By Busi Mavuso

SA runs the real risk of a sovereign debt crisis in about three years, which will feed into all our major corporations and our banking sector that managed to successfully navigate the global financial sector crash of 2008.

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BLSA reacts to the supplementary budget


POSTED ON: June 24, 2020 IN , by Admin

We congratulate Tito Mboweni for tackling the key question in the supplementary budget of whether we continue a decline or start a process of renewal.

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WATCH: Emergency budget preview


POSTED ON: June 22, 2020 IN , , by Admin

Business is asking three questions ahead of the emergency budget: where the money is going to come from, how the high deficit will be met and what phase three of the economic strategy will look like.

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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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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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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 8 June


POSTED ON: June 8, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Whatever courts find on lockdown details, there is no doubt that social distancing and health protocols work and must be in place.

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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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