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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Eyes and Ears, Memeza crime operation yields positive results


POSTED ON: June 10, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

Business Leadership SA has hailed efforts by the Eyes and Ears initiative and Memeza crime-fighting project to tackle crime at non-fee-paying schools.

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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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Youth day and a ballooning youth unemployment


POSTED ON: June 8, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Next week we will mark 45 years since the June 1976 Soweto protests that would prove to be one of the most important dates in our struggle against apartheid. However, as we head towards Youth Day on 16 June, the official unemployment rate in the 15-34 age bracket sits at 46,3%.

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SA is falling down global league rankings


POSTED ON: June 1, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

South Africa’s “beachhead” advantage of a gateway to Africa, long trumpeted, may be waning.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 31 May 2021


POSTED ON: May 31, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The Expropriation Bill is perhaps the most consequential of the legislation and amendments being considered.

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Economic reform is for all spheres of society


POSTED ON: May 25, 2021 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi
S&P Global Ratings’ decision to leave SA’s rating unchanged is a welcome relief

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Local isn’t just lekker – it’s essential


POSTED ON: May 24, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
As business we welcome government’s push to boost localisation.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 24 May


POSTED ON: IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
South Africa’s economy needs structural reforms if we are to grow but progress remains frustratingly slow.

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State must be open about restrictions as third wave looms


POSTED ON: May 18, 2021 IN , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Growing evidence that a third wave of Covid infections is imminent has dampened the optimism of SA entering the second phase of its vaccination rollout this week.

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