We are an independent association whose members include the leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest and most well-known businesses. Through this forum, South Africa’s business leaders engage key players in South African society, including government, civil society and labour, to exchange ideas in our national interest and to create effective dialogue. Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is the organisation through which we not only express this belief but take action to create a more prosperous and inclusive South Africa.

Our purpose is to build an environment in which globally competitive and national responsible companies can prosper. By so doing, we contribute to building strong communities underpinned by job creation through sustained economic growth.

As an organisation we are we are focusing on three core activities, which combined with our contract with South Africa, will help to facilitate a better and inclusive South Africa:

  • Advancing a modern, inclusive and growing economy:
  • Upholding the constitution and protecting the integrity of the state institutions and
  • Demonstrating that business is a national asset and is central in addressing poverty, unemployment, economic injustice, and transformation
  • BLSA Purpose: Making South Africa good for business and making business good for South Africa
  • BLSA Objective: To ensure an inclusive, sustainable and conducive environment for business to grow the economy
  • Strategic Theme: Partnering for economic revitalization and inclusive growth
  • 1. Emerging successfully out of the crisis;
    2. Critical Structural Reforms
    3. Defining a New Economy