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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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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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 1 June


POSTED ON: June 1, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Momentum is building towards finding viable solutions for our ailing SOEs with the presidential SOE council to be named soon and the review of all SOEs under way.

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BLSA CEO’s weekly – 18 May


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

Cyril Ramaphosa’s admission that some lockdown restrictions had been unclear, poorly explained and even contradictory was a powerful step in resetting government’s relationship with the public.

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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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Life support must come with reforms


POSTED ON: March 3, 2020 IN , by Admin

It is well past the time to review all of our SOEs and make the necessary reforms to get our focus back on growing this economy in an inclusive manner.

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THE BUDGET: “SUBSTANCE OVER BLUSTER”


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

Much is riding in the 2020 Budget speech because a slide into full junk status by Moody’s is a very clear and present danger.

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Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


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

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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