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19/02/2024

CEO Newsletter

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

28/01/2024

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 29 January 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

National Treasury estimates the economic cost of rail inefficiency last year was about 5.5% of GDP. This has hit the… continue reading

22/01/2024

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 22 January 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

We do have a positive trajectory to show, underpinned by a good relationship between government and business focused on overcoming… continue reading

14/01/2024

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 15 January 2024

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso It is critical that we maintain momentum in our reform partnership, delivering on agreed priorities while election… continue reading

10/12/2023

CEO Newsletter

CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 11 December 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso While I think we can say that we broke the back of the electricity crisis in 2023,… continue reading

03/12/2023

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 4 December 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso The AG’s report also showed a concerning increase in entities that have simply not completed their audits,… continue reading

26/11/2023

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 27 November 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso The Just Energy Transition Investment Partnership (JET-IP), first tabled at COP two years ago, envisages $8.5bn (R160bn)… continue reading

19/11/2023

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CEO’s Weekly Newsletter – 20 November 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso South Africa’s continued eligibility for AGOA is not certain, but there were positive indicators at the Summit… continue reading

12/11/2023

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 13 November 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busiswe Mavuso The presidency has said access to visas is the second biggest constraint on the economy after loadshedding.… continue reading

05/11/2023

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 6 November 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso At both SA Tomorrow and AGOA, the diplomatic relationship between South Africa and the US was much… continue reading

29/10/2023

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BLSA CEO Newsletter – 30 October 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso The MTBPS therefore is an opportunity to build confidence on several fronts. It can demonstrate fiscal discipline… continue reading

22/10/2023

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BLSA CEO Weekly Newsletter – 23 October 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso AGOA Private Sector Forum provides an opportunity for us in South African business to show how important… continue reading

15/10/2023

CEO Newsletter

BLSA CEO Newsletter – 16 October 2023

By Busisiwe Mavuso

By Busisiwe Mavuso Despite our many challenges, there are positives for the outlook. Good things come from partnerships, particularly between… continue reading