State of the Nation: Corruption should be focus

Delivering a state-of-the nation address when your country nears the 50,000-fatality mark from Covid-19 must rank as the most difficult… continue reading


Whose Plan Could Resuscitate the Nation?

With government debt at record levels, bankrupt state-owned enterprises, loans from international lenders and a contracting economy in the face… continue reading


Prepare for difficult times ahead, BLSA tells SOE Council in an open letter

Business Leadership South Africa says SAA’s current situation is a key study that can provide some guidance on what the… continue reading


BLSA comment on the supplementary budget

BLSA congratulates finance minister Tito Mboweni for tackling the key question facing the nation’s finances: will we continue a decline… continue reading


In open letter to SOE Council, BLSA appeals for ‘radical transparency’

Congratulations on your appointment to this crucial advisory body. Your role is a critical one: many of our SOEs are… continue reading


Illicit trade in cigarettes and alcohol has thrived during lockdown

By Tebele Luthuli

Last week saw mounting excitement ahead of the ban on alcohol sales being lifted on Monday, the start of Level… continue reading


Seeking an IMF loan will take us from dogma to pragmatism

For far too many years, management of the SA economy has been bedevilled by ideological debates that belong in the… continue reading


Health-friendly economic recovery plan is urgently needed

The interests of the health of our people and that of the overall economy have never been so finely pitted… continue reading


BUSI MAVUSO: Life support must come with reforms

In a month in which Moody’s Investors Services may make a call on our sovereign ratings that could send us… continue reading


A welcome step on public sector wages, but action is still needed on SOE vampires

What was called for in this week’s budget speech was substance, rather than bluster about how we must do something… continue reading


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

There’s a lot riding on this year’s state of the nation address, something I am sure you’ve heard one time… continue reading


The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

There can be no arguing that the pace of land reform in South Africa needs to be speeded up. Delays… continue reading


Inflexible unionists beware: It’s SAA today, Eskom tomorrow

Inflexible unionists beware: It’s SAA today, Eskom tomorrow – The Citizen If we needed a clearer message from the state… continue reading


Teamwork needed to combat corruption – BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale

It is these words that resonate with the partnership which Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and Daily Maverick have commenced.… continue reading


Nedbank CEO’s open letter to new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Mr Cyril Ramaphosa Congratulations on your election as the 14th President of the African National Congress. You have been… continue reading