BLSA lauds announcement on energy security and SAA partnership


POSTED ON: June 11, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) welcomes yesterday’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the licensing exemption threshold for own generation under schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, (ERA) will be lifted to 100MW. The own generation threshold was higher than business had hoped for and means that firms such as mines and large industrial…

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Unemployment reflects the economy’s underlying struggles


POSTED ON: June 9, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Q1 GDP figures provide further evidence of the economy’s rebound from the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in our worst economic performance in a century.

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Press release: BLSA concerned at low investment levels and calls for rapid delivery of Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan


POSTED ON: June 8, 2021 IN , , by Admin

Today’s economic growth figures show that the economy is struggling to recover. While there were some areas that grew, the overall picture shows that much of the economy remains weak.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 7 June 2021


POSTED ON: June 7, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One area the economic reconstruction and recovery plan is clear on is energy security. As our economy reels from more devastating load-shedding, the urgency of this is ever more apparent.

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Land reform: The problem is implementation, not the Constitution


POSTED ON: June 1, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

We need close collaboration with the state to ensure land reform is implemented in a way that doesn’t threaten food security, the agriculture sector and property security.

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BLSA, BUSA launch research report into localisation policy


POSTED ON: May 17, 2021 IN , , by BLSA

By BLSA
Today Business Leadership South Africa and Business Unity South Africa jointly launched a localisation report that seeks to contribute to policy on promoting local manufacturing in SA.

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Localisation report


POSTED ON: IN , , by Admin

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) in conjunction with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have launched an important research report into localisation policy. This timely report was compiled by local consulting firm Intellidex and aims to contribute to policy on promoting local manufacturing in South Africa.

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Businesses push to minimise impact of Covid-19


POSTED ON: May 7, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By BLSA
Businesses across the country have responded with vigour and urgency to help address the economic impact of the Coronavirus. 

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Businesses inject funds to fight the pandemic


POSTED ON: May 5, 2021 IN , by BLSA

BLSA members have shown commitment by providing funding into health infrastructure, relief funds, PPE, technology, education and awareness campaigns in communities and workplaces.

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SA’s energy expansion and the risk posed by tales of corruption


POSTED ON: May 4, 2021 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The procurement of additional and clean forms of power remains a priority as Eskom struggles to meet South Africa’s electricity demand.

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