Medium term budget — another seminal moment


POSTED ON: October 1, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech is another seminal moment for South Africa.

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Business and labour backing president Ramaphosa’s plan


POSTED ON: September 17, 2020 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The economic recovery action plan, agreed to by labour, business and other social partners, is with the president. It’s imperative that Cabinet approves it without delay.

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Structural reforms a necessity in light of Q2 contraction


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

By Busi Mavuso

Will today’s Q2 GDP figures prove to be sobering for policymakers? We hope it makes them realise how urgently we need structural reforms.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 31 August 2020


POSTED ON: August 31, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

How much more onerous will future loan conditions be if SA doesn’t address its creditworthiness?

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Second-quarter contraction and the bounce-back


POSTED ON: August 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The impact of the initial ‘hard lockdown’ is going to make for some shocking reading when GDP figures are released early next month.

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Now to restart this economy


POSTED ON: August 18, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Government’s recovery strategy must actually move the needle and not be just another document.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 17 August


POSTED ON: August 17, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

This is the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Labour and business have presented detailed plans, but why hasn’t government?

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This is no popularity contest


POSTED ON: August 13, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Has Cyril Ramaphosa opted to win a popularity contest within the ANC rather than do the right thing for the country?

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter -11 August


POSTED ON: August 11, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA Breweries, Heineken and Consol Glass have frozen R13bn of investment. But that doesn’t begin to reflect how much investment we’re losing.

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The screws need to be loosened


POSTED ON: August 6, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso.

It’s imperative to open up as much of the economy as possible without compromising Covid-19 safety protocols.

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