BLSA COO urges Ramaphosa administration to make tough decisions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his much anticipated reconfigured National Executive. The new cabinet combines a number of portfolios – reducing the number of ministers to 28 from the previous 36 in the past administration. Business Leadership South Africa’s Chief operations officer, Busisiwe Mavuso is expressing the business’ views to the new Cabinet. Click for…

President’s inauguration: BLSA calls for policy certainty

Business Leadership South Africa says the ultimate test for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency will be the cabinet he appoints. BLSA Chief operations officer Busi Mavuso says the president needs to appoint credible people with skills, who are also beyond reproach. Speaking to SABC News ahead of the president’s inauguration on Saturday, Mavuso says the president…

The business vote: Their burning questions

Analysis of South Africa’s economic performance over the past decade makes for dismal reading: averaging about 1% in the past decade, it’s around one of the slowest in the world, sitting around levels expected from a country at war or in a war zone. The economy hasn’t grown by more than two percent since 2013.…

State Capture must be defeated – BLSA CEO, Bonang Mohale

South Africa’s economy is reeling from state capture while unemployment sits at 27%. Business Leadership South Africa chief executive officer, Bonang Mohale, says whichever party wins the elections must rid the country of corruption. He was speaking on POWER Business on Thursday. “As Business Leadership SA we are apolitical. It doesn’t matter which party emerges victorious, what we are…

How election results will affect business

Owners of small and medium enterprises in SA seem to be divided over whether the upcoming national election will result in market stability this year. A survey by Business Partners indicates that 40% of SMEs are expecting the elections to have a positive impact, 35% of them are uncertain and 25% believing the market will…