We need to provide hope


POSTED ON: July 2, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

SA can’t afford to lose hope and resign to the worst. Business and government have to work together to ensure that the least amount of lives are lost and that the economy holds a promise of a better tomorrow.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 29 June


POSTED ON: June 29, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As we gear up to drive an economic recovery, the downgrades of the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa make it more difficult for the two institutions to fund investment to support the economy.

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Curb coronavirus spread, but economic bedlam awaits regardless


POSTED ON: March 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

The shock of coronavirus on SA’s economy will be dire, regardless of whether or not the country successfully contains the spread.

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Mboweni rises to the challenge


POSTED ON: February 26, 2020 IN by Admin

Tito Mboweni has faced up to the challenges and delivered a tough budget that will rescue the state from financial disaster – if it can be implemented.

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The toughest budget since democracy


POSTED ON: February 25, 2020 IN , by Admin

South Africa’s national finances are in a perilous state and the finance minister will have the difficult task of setting out how they will be managed.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sona is the most significant speech since 1994


POSTED ON: February 11, 2020 IN , , by Admin

It is up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to reinvigorate and inspire confidence in South Africans from all walks of life in his SONA.

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Prescribed assets as bail out is a step in the wrong direction


POSTED ON: January 30, 2020 IN , by Admin

Prescribed assets, on the surface, may seem to be a quick-fix to Eskom’s problems but that would serve only to guarantee poor returns for pensioners. BLSA argues for some hard decisions to be taken now to ensure long-term sustainability of Eskom and other SOEs.

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Business Leadership South Africa mourns the passing of Dr Richard Maponya


POSTED ON: January 7, 2020 IN by Admin

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is saddened by the passing of the business icon, Dr Richard Maponya, who passed away on the morning of the 6th January 2020 after a short illness.

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Ethics Barometer will enable private sector to serve society by putting ethics first


POSTED ON: December 2, 2019 IN , by Admin

There’s much introspection that we as business need to do, particularly to gauge just where we need to improve our relations with all our stakeholders. This is a conversation that isn’t reserved just for South Africa because of any uniqueness in our history, but one that can increasingly take shape across the globe. While the Ethics Barometer has been acclimatised to our local conditions, the Harvard-developed tool is relevant internationally.

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SAA shareholder needs to support board’s turnaround plan


POSTED ON: November 15, 2019 IN , by Admin

SAA and its stakeholders are striking this weekend and the airline will lose about R50m a day, but what we would ask of its shareholder representative that it now back its board and executive in managing its dispute. To intervene now would only strengthen the belief among unions that it is indeed “too big, too fail”, serving to harden positions and in effect hasten SAA’s demise.

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