Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has appointed Themba Maseko as Director of Communications with immediate effect.

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is aware of the calls for national action and planned marches around Parliament by various entities on 8 August 2017. Specifically, there has been a call for South Africans to participate in gatherings outside their workplaces between 12:00 and 14:00.

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BLSA has noted the recent reports of prominent businesses being implicated in reports of state capture. Business needs to be held accountable to the highest ethical standards, the law, and the spirit of good governance.

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Business Leadership South Africa condemns in the strongest terms the harassment and intimidation yesterday of two editors, Peter Bruce and Tim Cohen.

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COSATU and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) held an unprecedented two-day meeting on the 23rd and 24th June 2017.

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Bonang Mohale has been appointed as the new CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), effective from 1 July 2017. Mr Mohale, who ends a distinguished term as Vice President Upstream and Chairman of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited at the end of June, replaces Thero Setiloane, whose term expired in December 2016.

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) reiterates its call for an independent judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and welcomes the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) support for its establishment.

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BLSA Encourages the President and ANC NEC to do the Right Thing
South Africa needs an independent judicial commission of inquiry to restore confidence in our economy, our democracy and the future of our country.

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) unequivocally condemns the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom.

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Once again the rule of law has triumphed in South Africa. The Board and members of BLSA congratulate Earth Life South Africa and Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute for their courage and fortitude in successfully challenging the government’s proposed nuclear deal.

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Professor Chris Malikane’s recent article, ‘Our chance to complete the revolution’ is an insult to our intelligence, disrespects our achievements, and threatens our plans for the future.

So it’s a relief that the Minister of Finance has made it clear that this article doesn’t represent ANC or government policy. But that’s not the end of the matter. South Africa can’t afford to let Professor Malikane’s personal ideas gain popularity or become government policy: the Professor doesn’t speak for us. He wants to lead us to disaster.

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) reiterates its strong belief that the manner and timing of the Cabinet changes announced by President Jacob Zuma are not in the economic interests of the country. We strongly condemn the action. It is irrational, ill-timed and completely disregards the national interest.

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) affirms its support of an open and competitive economy that improves South Africa’s productivity, competitiveness and facilitates fair and inclusive participation by all.

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