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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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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A job is still the best social security in these times


POSTED ON: August 24, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The green paper on a new social security reform programme would be debilitating on workers as they would have to contribute between 8% and 12% of their earnings.

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Join the dots between cadre deployment and state capture


POSTED ON: August 17, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Putting the right people in the right jobs is critical for success. This is tougher in politics, where success is much harder to define, than for businesses.

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BLSA CEO’s letter – 10 August 2021


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

By Busi Mavuso

I wish Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana all the best in his new role. He is taking on one of the most difficult jobs in the country. It is central to business confidence.

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Difficult week, but South African institutions endure


POSTED ON: July 13, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The rule of law took precedence over political prudence. No-one can display the contempt of court that Zuma did without expecting consequences.

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President needs to keep investment drive while striking tough balancing act in pandemic response  


POSTED ON: June 21, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to keep investment drive while striking tough balancing act in pandemic response.

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Light at the end of the load shedding tunnel


POSTED ON: June 14, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s move on the licence exemption for electricity generation is highly positive.

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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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