Leading South Africa after what we can all agree was a wasted decade of the presidency of Jacob Zuma was never going to be an easy task.
With government debt at record levels, bankrupt state-owned enterprises, loans from international lenders and a contracting economy in the face of COVID-19, South Africa needs an economic miracle
As with many things in SA, the setting of electricity tariffs by the National Energy Regulator of SA has become unnecessarily politicised.
Although most reported crimes are down, the increase in violent crimes, which include sexual offences, are a great concern, says Fouche Burgers, national project manager at Business Leadership SA (BLSA).
Njengoba izinga labantu abanesifo iCovid-19 liqhubeka nokwenyuka eNingizimu Afrika, kufanele abaholi bezepolitiki nabaqashi, babe yizibonelo ezinhle ngokubonakala bethobela yonke imithetho kahulumeni eqonde ukugwema ukusabalala kwalesi sifo. Kusikhathazile kakhulu eBusiness Leadership South Africa (BLSA) ukubona izithombe ezikhombise isixuku sabaholi bakaKhongolose sibuthene ngaphandle kwekhaya lesithwalandwe uBaba u-Andrew Mlangeni singayigcinanga imiyalelo yokuqhelelana. Yize kade bezifakile izifonyo kodwa abayilandelanga eminye…
Business Leadership South Africa has joined the chorus for the lifting of the bans on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes. The bans were put in place to help minimise the burden on health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Business Leadership South Africa, we support the call on government to rethink its decision on the ban of cigarette and alcohol sales in order to steer SA’s economy back on path to recovery.
With SA’s COVID-19 infection rate rising sharply, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to take preventative measures to curb the spread. Our political and business leaders need to set an example.
The purpose of the “great lockdown”, as this period has been dubbed, is set to be revealed this month as we are expected to reach the peak in Covid-19 cases.
As citizens of a South Africa riddled with disturbing crime statistics daily, we have almost become desensitised in many respects. We can barely keep up with which commission of inquiry is starting or concluding.
If the state ever wanted anecdotal evidence of South Africa’s crisis of confidence in government’s ability to lead the health and economic response to Covid-19, it has been in the response to the R70bn Interntional Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we knew it would test the strength of this democracy. We all hoped the threat to the lives of ordinary South Africans would ensure everyone focused on the greater good rather than on personal enrichment, particularly with the war chest dedicated to the health effort.