South Africa needs a clear path to a modernised, inclusive and growing economy. BLSA is working with other sectors of society to map out this path and to ensure we address poverty, inequality and unemployment.

BLSA is exploring ways to identify and pull the levers to ensure growth, equality of opportunity, and genuine transformation. These include the activities of the CEO initiative, such as the SME fund, and through our participation in BUSA and with other stakeholders.

Over the next several months, business leaders will be working to build a national consensus around the responsibilities of business and that of other civic actors. It will mean rallying around priority sectors where South Africa can grow and examining how the country can succeed in a global economy with rapid technological and business change. Job creation will be a key focus, as will maintaining macroeconomic stability, microeconomic efficiency and redistribution in a way that makes sense for South Africa.