July protests add to a series of unfortunate events for women in SA


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

By Busi Mavuso

We should consider the real impact of the protests and the various lockdown measures on women, especially black women in the country.

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Pension rule changes are a short term-fix, growth is essential


POSTED ON: August 3, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I think that the idea to allow withdrawals from their pension comes with some dire consequences if one considers that only 6% of South Africans retire with enough savingS.

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Treasury has some space to support businesses and workers


POSTED ON: July 5, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The state should consider providing further social support for the vast majority of South Africans who aren’t as shielded from the economic strain caused by these unavoidable lockdowns.

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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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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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