Localisation – substituting imported inputs with South African-produced products in manufacturing – is an important strategy by government. If successful, it will boost the local manufacturing sector and create desperately needed jobs.
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says illicit trade in alcohol and cigarettes during the lockdown restrictions has resulted in billions of rands lost in revenue and the mushrooming of criminal syndicates working on the black market to peddle these products.
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) launched a report on solutions to boosting infrastructure investment to drive the economic recovery. The report was commissioned by BLSA to support government’s efforts to drive infrastructure investment. The report notes South Africa is behind the National Development Plan’s goals for infrastructure spending to be at 30% of GDP. Infrastructure…
Business Leadership South Africa has launched a report on solutions to boost infrastructure investment so that it achieves the 30% target set by the National Development Plan.
Infrastructure is central to our country’s economic recovery agenda and by spending on infrastructure we increase the capacity and the efficiency of the economy.
Let’s fix SA’s public education system to ensure that we are globally competitive.
The third wave is not here yet but the numbers are telling us that it could be sooner rather than later.
The optimism as we enter the second phase of our vaccination rollout this week has been watered down somewhat by growing evidence that we are nearing our third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) in conjunction with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have launched an important research report into localisation policy.
To tell anyone that Eskom’s problems are multi-pronged would be an understatement of epic proportions – there are so many layers to the problem. One of its major challenges relates to the health of municipalities, which form the power utility’s biggest customer base.
Eskom’s restructuring path wouldn’t have been easy in simpler times, but in a period where its operational limitations have been laid bare and its revenue challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s been so much more challenging.
Whenever the topic of structural reform is raised in South Africa, it’s invariably linked to the story of Eskom and the country’s dependence on its ageing coal-fired power stations that have held back growth for more than a decade.