Business Leadership South Africa on Friday reported on its independent research undertaken by Intellidex on South Africa’s persistently low rates of investment in infrastructure.
If ever we needed reminding of the electricity challenges that we still face as we head into our colder months, the return of load-shedding over the past few weeks was just it.
By Busi Mavuso
Taking over the political oversight of ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as Eskom was always going to be one of the more difficult jobs in the administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The confidence-sapping news of yet another delay in the auction of spectrum for telecommunications operators highlights yet another area of concern in South Africa’s pursuit of structural reforms: the limitations of SA’s key regulatory institutions.
Business for South Africa (B4SA) has been requested by the National Department of Health to set up a private sector structure that co-ordinates private sector vaccine roll out activities and feeds into the National Vaccine Co-ordinating Committee (Co-ordinating Committee).
After almost three years of hearing testimony at Judge Raymond Zondo’s judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, there can be little arguing that the most difficult job in the cabinet today is that of turning around the prospects of many of our ailing state-owned enterprises.
While we entered 2021 under the cloud of a second wave of Covid-19 infections, the economic news so far has been much better than most of us could have expected.
We can’t rebuild the capacity of the state without holding political office bearers and public servants to greater levels of accountability.
Of all the structural fault-lines in the SA economy, the decades-long rise in joblessness has been our most difficult to overcome. The pandemic has worsened the jobs crisis, as was showed this week.
BLSA agrees with President Cyril Ramaphosa on his four overriding priorities: defeat Covid; accelerate the economic recovery; accelerate economic reform to drive inclusive growth; and fight corruption. A determined focus on those priorities will help to address an array of the country’s problems.
This week the country wraps up 16 Days of Activism. This campaign against Gender based violence runs from 25 November to 10 December.
Who would have thought the year would have been one shaped by an outbreak of a disease in Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China.