Sentiment – it’s no conspiracy


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

By Busi Mavuso
There is no ‘conspiracy’ against SA; the poor investment sentiment is a result of poor policymaking and policy uncertainty.

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Illicit trade: problems and solutions


POSTED ON: February 5, 2021 IN , , , by BLSA

By BLSA
The illicit trade webinar organised by BLSA heard that the revenue that SA loses every year to illicit traders, who don’t pay taxes and excise duties, would make a significant difference to the country’s economic wellbeing.

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Vaccine, then reforms to get the economy going


POSTED ON: February 4, 2021 IN , , , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
The successful rollout of vaccines to health workers will provide the country with an opportunity to redirect its efforts to put the economy back on a recovery trajectory.

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BLSA CEO’s letter 01 February


POSTED ON: February 1, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
At the start of Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa received praise in the country and abroad for his swift action in dealing with the pandemic.

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Safely unlocking elements of the SA economy


POSTED ON: January 28, 2021 IN , , , , by BLSA

By Busi Mavuso
With the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and deaths over the festive season, it was understandable that the country had to reintroduce tougher restrictions into the economy to curb its spread.

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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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