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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Strengthening SA’s social compact


POSTED ON: June 4, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

The social compact shouldn’t just be a lofty ideal, but should be practised – and again, business needs to be given the space to contribute.

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Gordhan Briefing 29 May


POSTED ON: June 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

Government reiterates its efforts to improve SOEs and invites the private sector to participate in infrastructure rollout drive to spur the economy.

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Shift on state ownership welcome, but let’s avoid heavy ‘guidance’


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

By Busi Mavuso

SA will see a return of badly needed fixed investment only if the state creates an environment that is conducive for businesses to thrive and to grow inclusively. Dabbling in prescribed assets or fiddling with the independence of the Reserve Bank will not rebuild confidence.

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Onus is on business to ensure there isn’t a rapid rise in Covid cases


POSTED ON: May 26, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 25 May


POSTED ON: May 25, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

The positive message from government is that it is committed to driving a recovery and is open-minded on engaging with business on how to do it. The shift to level three next week is important and welcome.

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Need to relax the Covid-19 restrictions is becoming more urgent by the day


POSTED ON: May 19, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

It was encouraging to see government’s commitment and eagerness to moving to level 3 in an effort to stave off the looming economic catastrophe.

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Eskom the questions still to come …


POSTED ON: May 14, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Eskom grasped the opportunity from lockdown to deal with maintenance issues but its debt is still the biggest sovereign risk to our economy.

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Seeking an IMF loan will take us from dogma to pragmatism


POSTED ON: May 12, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

ANC leadership is finally accepting the world as it is and not how it wants it to be.

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Falling revenues and fewer options …


POSTED ON: May 7, 2020 IN , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

If our fiscal roadmap includes plans for the start of a new state-owned airline and, given our most recent record in managing one in SAA, one wonders what sort of terms will be struck.

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