The importance of secure electricity will come to light again in Q2 GDP figures


POSTED ON: September 7, 2021 IN by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There’s no way of attaining healthier growth rates without dealing with the elephant in the room – our lack of electricity capacity to meet the demands of this economy. Only that way can we become richer as a nation.

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Securing the nation, focusing on reforms to rebuild confidence


POSTED ON: August 16, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Business confidence is essential, especially for the infrastructure plans that look to unlock 800,000 job opportunities in the medium term.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly letter – 16 August


POSTED ON: IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act has the potential to spur major new investment in electricity generation and make a major contribution to stabilising electricity supply.

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Eskom’s falling debt levels are signs of reform taking root


POSTED ON: July 6, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Eskom’s debt is now less than R400bn. This is still a staggering number but at least it is beginning to reduce.

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SOE reform: Pragmatism, rather than ideological dogma is welcomed in SAA sale


POSTED ON: June 22, 2021 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

I believe selling a majority stake in SAA is just one step, but it promises a much-needed pragmatic approach to the problems that SOEs continue to pose.

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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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President Ramaphosa takes gigantic step is in structural reform agenda in one week


POSTED ON: June 15, 2021 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration took its most significant steps so far in its structural reform agenda in liberating the energy sector and selling 51% of SAA.

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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 CEO’s letter 14 June


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By Busi Mavuso
Last week’s announcements of the increase in the electricity generating licensing threshold and the sale of a majority stake in SAA provide a much-needed boost to economy,

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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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