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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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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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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Unions are right to blame Eskom’s former management – but it doesn’t help


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

By Busi Mavuso
Power shortages have been a major impediment to SA’s economic growth.

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BLSA members step up to better equip communities


POSTED ON: April 16, 2021 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By BLSA
Business Leadership South Africa members continued to impart knowledge, and share tools to better equip our communities and empower government, businesses and civil society during the pandemic.

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Timely commodities bounty should have been more bountiful


POSTED ON: April 8, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
An extremely tough road lies ahead for our struggling economy in its quest to achieve strong, sustainable growth.

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Report shows how SA can repair sclerotic infrastructure delivery


POSTED ON: March 30, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The infrastructure-led boom in the South African economy prompted by World Cup preparation has unfortunately fizzled out.

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Positive signs of our switch to a renewable future


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

By Busi Mavuso
The latest load-shedding has been an unpleasant reminder that power cuts will likely be part of our lives as we head into winter months.

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Thulas Nxesi has the hardest job of all: rolling back unemployment


POSTED ON: March 23, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Taking over the political oversight of ailing SOEs such as Eskom was never going to be easy for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 15 March


POSTED ON: March 15, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Not too long ago our economy was growing at over 5% a year and any dip below that was considered a national failure.

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