Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is an independent association whose members include the leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest and most well-known businesses.

Through BLSA, South Africa’s business leaders engage key players in South African society, including government, civil society and labour, to exchange ideas in our national interest and to create effective dialogue.

By so doing, we contribute to building strong communities underpinned by job creation through sustained economic growth.



The Technical Assistance Mentorship Development (TAMDEV) programme, anchored by NBI, is a collaboration between Government and Business.


12/05/2024 | By Busiswe Mavuso

BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Foreign investors vote with their feet if we don’t create an attractive environment

The announcement last week that Shell will exit its downstream business in SA, mostly its 600 petrol stations, was driven by many factors.



MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA dismayed – Presidency to sign destructive NHI into law

Johannesburg 14 May 2024 – Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) expresses its concern, in the strongest possible terms, about news that President Cyril Ramaphosa will sign the National Health Insurance… continue reading


MEDIA STATEMENT: BLSA welcomes appointment of new Transnet executive team

Johannesburg 29 February 2024 – Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) welcomes the appointment of a permanent executive team at Transnet… continue reading


MEDIA STATEMENT: A realistic budget – commendable in an election year

Finance minister Enoch Godongwane delivered a strong budget that commits government to appropriate spending levels given the weak economic outlook. … continue reading


MEDIA STATEMENT: Progress rightly recognised but focus needs to be on eliminating the core challenges facing the country

President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to emphasise economic reforms in his State of the Nation speech. These are critical to… continue reading


Membership to Business Leadership South Africa is granted on application, or by invitation from the Board, based on certain criteria approved by the Council as a whole. Find out more