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12/05/2024

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

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The announcement last week that Shell will exit its downstream business in SA, mostly its 600 petrol stations, was driven… continue reading

05/05/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Gas master plan fails to tackle gas supply crisis

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The gas cliff is just 24 months away, leaving barely any time to develop the kinds of projects that will… continue reading

28/04/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’S Weekly Newsletter – Over 30 years we’ve had ups and downs but now business and government must work together

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The state capture era made clear what happens when you have bad leadership and bad policy.… continue reading

21/04/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – To achieve growth we must commit and accelerate reforms

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The IMF is expecting South Africa to grow only 0.9% this year, rising to a still miserable 1.2% in 2025.… continue reading

14/04/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Policy makers pay little attention to public comment

By Busisiwe Mavuso

BLSA puts considerable effort into providing public comment on proposed legislation. We sometimes commission expert research to enable us to… continue reading

08/04/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: While new visa regulations are welcome, there are concerns about government effectiveness

By Busisiwe Mavuso

There has been another positive stride forward for policy reform in the implementation of new visa regulations that will fundamentally… continue reading

02/04/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: The latest version of the IRP needs to be reworked immediately

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We need electricity that is affordable, reliable and can come onstream quickly. Anything that goes against that doesn’t make sense… continue reading

25/03/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Trust is fundamental to enabling all of us to work together

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer last week revealed that South Africans have a relatively high trust in business compared to… continue reading

18/03/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – Skills development is needed in municipalities to properly maintain systems

By Busisiwe Mavuso

Nearly half of the country’s drinkable water poses acute health risks because of bacteria and other pathogens.… continue reading

11/03/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – GDP figures are a very loud clarion call to action

By Busisiwe Mavuso

South Africans now earn in real terms on average what they earned in 2006.… continue reading

04/03/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – New gas deal urgently needed

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The two gas fields in Mozambique operated by Sasol, will not supply South African clients from mid-2026 since Sasol will… continue reading

26/02/2024

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BLSA’s CEO’s Weekly Newsletter: Transnet needs empowered leadership

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The key challenge is to maintain momentum. On that front, we are waiting for the appointment of new leadership at… continue reading

19/02/2024

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 19 February 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

The financial predicament of Transnet and Eskom continues to be a serious issue for their performance. We have seen a… continue reading

12/02/2024

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BLSA CEO’s Newsletter – 12 February 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

While some regulatory reforms have eased the burden on business, it has overall been getting harder to run companies in… continue reading

04/02/2024

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 5 February 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

An election year obviously adds a dynamic to Sona. Business’s main interest is in supporting economic growth, and slogans do… continue reading