President Cyril Ramaphosa to launch BLSA Connect

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday, 28 March 2019, launch the Business Leadership South Africa Connect and SA SME CEO Fund Circle in Johannesburg. Business Leadership South Africa Connect is an online trading platform which will link registered small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) access to supply chain opportunities of large South African corporations that…

Q&A: BLSA’s Bonang Mohale shares expectations for the ANC leadership race

As delegates get ready for the ANC’s 54th national conference, business also plans to have a bigger influence on shaping the future of South Africa alongside government. Having spoken to both Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and the Black Business Council (BBC), both organisations have indicated to Fin24 that even though they are not political organisations,…

What we need to put SA on path to success

Abandoning the nuclear programme, prioritising consistency and certainty in policy, and kicking out incompetent, corrupt ministers are some of the steps Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says are needed to enhance business and consumer confidence. BLSA chief executive, Bonang Mohale, on Friday said boosting consumer and business confidence could arguably add 1-2% to gross domestic…

Business leaders promise to ‘clean house’ in fight against state capture

At Wednesday’s launch of its new project to fight corruption, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) warned its members implicated in state capture that they would not be welcome if they continued to undermine the law. The organisation, which represents South African business leaders, signed a promise to help South Africa’s economy and the poor. While the defenders of…

Bonang Mohale is a champion for change

The #BusinessBelieves campaign, which was launched in August 2017 in Alexandra, a well-known township outside Sandton, by members of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), sought to change and challenge the negative public discourse against the country’s private sector. The campaign, perhaps one of the strongest positions that business has taken, also saw BLSA members sign…