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Business Leadership South Africa

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) is an independent association whose members include the leaders of some of South Africa’s biggest and most well-known businesses.

Through this forum, South Africa’s business leaders engage key players in South African society, including government, civil society and labour, to exchange ideas in our national interest and to create effective dialogue.

BLSA's purpose is to build an environment in which globally competitive and national responsible companies can prosper. By so doing, it contributes to building strong communities underpinned by job creation through sustained economic growth.

As an organisation BLSA is focusing on three core activities, which combined with our contract with South Africa, will help to facilitate a better and inclusive South Africa:

*Advancing a modern, inclusive and growing economy,
*Upholding the constitution and protecting the integrity of the state institutions, and
*Demonstrating that business is a national asset and is central in addressing poverty, unemployment, economic injustice, and transformation.
Occasionally English South Africa Business · Government
21 Episodes
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ICYMI: BLSA CEO unpacks outcomes of AGOA Forum

In Case You Missed It: BLSA CEO, Ms Busisiwe Mavuso's, interview on PowerFM’s POWER Business show with Noluthando Mthonti-Mlambo, as she unpacks the outcomes of the AGOA Forum.
15 Jan 10 min

BLSA CEO responds to Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Business Leadership South Africa's CEO Ms Busisiwe Mavuso, responds to the Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni's, comments on how the private sector has no interest in the development of South Africa.
21 Nov 2023 1 min

BLSAs reaction to MTBPS on Business Day TV

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has delivered the medium-term budget policy statement and outlined a strategy that aims to narrow the budget deficit, stabilise debt and ensure fiscal sustainability. Business Day TV unpacked the business community's reaction to the MTBPS with Business Leadership South Africa's CEO, Busisiwe Mavuso.
8 Nov 2023 10 min

BLSA CEO Ms Mavuso's interview on ENCA regarding upcoming BRICS Summit

As South Africa prepares to host the 2023 BRICS Summit next month, Business Leadership South Africa says our relationship with BRICS must not come at the expense of our relationships with the West. BLSA says while the opportunities in the East are clear, South Africa's trading relationships with the West…
14 Aug 2023 11 min

Business Leadership SA reacts to cabinet reshuffle on Enca

The much-anticipated Cabinet reshuffle has finally happened, and President Cyril Ramaphosa made some changes to his Executive. Notable changes are the new portfolios of the Minister of Electricity and the Minister responsible for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403
14 Mar 2023 5 min

SAFETY TIPS: gender-based violence (GBV)

The recent crime statistics painted a grim picture of how, from 1 July 2022 to 20 September 2022, 989 women were killed in South Africa. When comparing the 2022 statistics to that of the same period in 2021 there is a 10.3% increase in the number of women who were…
1 Dec 2022 1 min

Eyes and Ears Initiative – Constantly growing

BLSA executive programme manager Fouché Burgers gives a brief explanation of what the Eyes and Ears Initiative (E2) is. E2 is a joint crime fighting initiative between Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and hundreds of willing private security companies and information service providers…
16 Nov 2022 1 min

SAFETY TIPS - Hijackings

In South Africa a car is stolen every 22 minutes. According to the crime stats, from 1 July 2022 to 20 September 2022, there were 6 149 hijackings. The crime stats also showed that over the three-month period there was a 24% increase in hijackings as compared to the same…
10 Nov 2022 4 min

SAFETY TIPS - kidnappings and missing people

According to police statistics, in the first six months of 2022 an average of 1,143 kidnappings a month were reported to the police; this is double the monthly average of the 2021 period. The number of missing and kidnapped adults and children in South Africa is alarming and with the…
10 Nov 2022 2 min

Festive Season Safety tips - house break-ins

The recent crime stats show that housebreak-ins are the most common crime experienced by South African residents. From 1 July 2022 to 20 September 2022, 40 550 households were burgled. BLSA National Project Manager Johan Kruger gives South Africans some safety tips that can minimize their chances of home break-in…
1 Nov 2022 2 min

BLSA and partners help address unemployment

South Africa’s unemployment rate is at an alarming 35.3%, according to Statistics South Africa’s 2021 fourth quarter Quarterly Labour Force Survey. Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through their Beyond Advocacy Fund (BAF), have partnered with Afrika Tikkun Services to work towards…
4 Oct 2022 1 min

Offering SMMEs affordable funding

While small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs) face a number of challenges, it is evident that financing is still a major stumbling block for many entrepreneurs and small businesses. Niall Gahan explains how Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through their Beyond…
24 Aug 2022 2 min

BLSA giving entrepreneurs the necessary capacity

Small and medium enterprises are considered the lifeblood of South Africa’s economy. Lisa Mavundla explains how Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through their Beyond Advocacy Fund (BAF), have partnered with 22 On Sloane to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills through the…
24 Aug 2022 2 min
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