In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have options


POSTED ON: January 19, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The latest rounds of loadshedding could not come at a worse time as we fret over the surge in Covid-19 cases that already have a significant impact on our economic recovery hopes.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 18 January


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

By Busi Mavuso
The first two bans cost the alcohol industry 165,000 jobs, with the expectation that the third ban might have a similar impact and add more unemployment woes.

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Vaccination – the Litmus test


POSTED ON: January 14, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
President Ramaphosa gave the country a glimmer of hope when he laid out plans for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, assuring that 20-million doses had been secured.

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BLSA welcomes court decision on public sector wage bill


POSTED ON: December 18, 2020 IN by Admin

Business welcomes Monday’s decision by the Labour Appeal Court that government is within its rights not to implement salary increases for this year. This will help government avert a fiscal crisis.

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Reflecting on the year of the pandemic


POSTED ON: December 17, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

The spirit of working together is going to be critical in 2021. We have to rebuild the economy to be able to give every South African the opportunity to meet their full potential. BLSA is ready to play its part in that joint effort.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 14 December


POSTED ON: December 14, 2020 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
To say this year has been tumultuous is an understatement. We had to deal with the pandemic, the downgrading of our credit rating and the Zondo Commission.

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Vaccine and the promise of a 2021 recovery


POSTED ON: December 10, 2020 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Sadly, crime is a worrying, almost ever-present threat in South Africa – and the lack of trust in SAPS has led to an increase in the number of private security companies being utilised by those who are able to afford it

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The year that rudely exposed our decline, even to those in denial


POSTED ON: December 8, 2020 IN , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
Never in a million years anyone would have anticipated that 2020 would be shaped by an outbreak from Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 07 December


POSTED ON: December 7, 2020 IN , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

The president showed the right balance in his nuanced approached to imposing more stringent local measures.

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Public sector wages – the battle that has to be won


POSTED ON: December 3, 2020 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso

Despite being fiscally constrained, it will be a hard task for SA to persuade public sector workers to agree to a wage cut.

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