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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The government cannot continue to be a well-paying jobs centre


POSTED ON: June 23, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Tomorrow’s emergency budget is supposed to map a way forward for just how the state will help galvanise an economy bludgeoned by the effects of the lockdown.

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WATCH: Emergency budget preview


POSTED ON: June 22, 2020 IN , , by Admin

Business is asking three questions ahead of the emergency budget: where the money is going to come from, how the high deficit will be met and what phase three of the economic strategy will look like.

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Crime really doesn’t shock us in SA, and it should


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By Tebele Luthuli

With many businesses under extreme strain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, desperate measures seem to include much that is seemingly unethical.

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SOE Council – open letter


POSTED ON: June 18, 2020 IN , , by Admin

The role of the new SOE council is critical but it has a tough task. BLSA wishes it the best in fulfilling its mandate.

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Restructuring of Eskom is a positive sign of commitment to reform agenda


POSTED ON: June 17, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

One only hopes the new SOE council has not been set up to meet quarterly to just deliver advisory notes to the president.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 15 June


POSTED ON: June 15, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

As South Africa thinks about the economic recovery post the coronavirus crisis, shattered business confidence should have us worried.

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It’s still about structural reforms


POSTED ON: June 11, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

South Africa needs to focus on the safe reopening of the economy and ensuring the pressure remains on policymakers to keep their commitments to structural reforms.

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How will R130bn be reallocated in the emergency budget?


POSTED ON: June 9, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The upcoming emergency budget will be difficult as Tito Mboweni has to reallocate R130bn to meet the needs of the stimulus package, which is likely to ruffle some feathers.

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BACSA – Illicit trade to continue


POSTED ON: June 5, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

The efforts of SARS, law enforcement agencies and other groups that have been battling illicit trade in SA long before the Covid-19 lockdown are being undermined by the continued ban on cigarette sales.

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