BLSA has hailed the continuous efforts by the Eyes and Ears initiative (E2), in partnership with the Memeza crime-fighting project, in its fight against crime that is wreaking havoc in our communities.
After what seemed like years of relentless downgrading of our economic prospects — and in turn the government’s ability to fund its growing debt — the move by one of the world’s three leading ratings agencies, S&P Global Ratings, to leave our rating unchanged and keep the outlook stable is a relief.
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.
The third wave is not here yet but the numbers are telling us that it could be sooner rather than later.
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.
In a search for elusive higher growth rates, conversations in SA have been about what further spending we could squeeze out of an already stretched Treasury or to question the Reserve Bank’s capacity to use monetary policy to stimulate an economy that has failed to breach the 2% growth mark since 2013.
What was a certainty at the start of the Covid-19 crisis last March was that the pandemic would severely test the country’s public sector healthcare infrastructure to degrees that it has never been tested before.
To boost economic activity and access to services, SA needs to invest far more in infrastructure — such as transport projects — and ensure the programmes yield value for money in the long term, the authors say.