BUSA NEWS: YOUR INPUTS REQUIRED ON CRITICAL ISSUES FACING TOURISM & BUSINESS APPROACH TO BLACK ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
CRITICAL ISSUES FACING TOURISM AHEAD OF ENGAGEMENTS WITH MINISTER GIGABA
Members may be aware that at a BUSA convened meeting between Business and the Finance Minister on 13 June, it was resolved that a 2 page document on critical issues facing business sectors would be drafted and taken forward to bilateral engagements with the Minister.
Your opinion matters
We encourage you to contribute to the overall document by providing us with critical issues you think are facing the travel and tourism sector. Kindly forward your input via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of business day Wednesday 05 July 2017.
Business approach to Black Economic Transformation for Inclusive Growth:
As previously communicated, BUSA (representing Business’s Approach to Black Economic Transformation) has been presenting and engaging with identified stakeholders from the ANC, Government and organised labour. Feedback from stakeholders at this stage indicates that the Approach demonstrates that business has given the matter the serious attention it deserves.
The Business Approach Paper represents business’s collective view and sets out the key guiding principles to achieving inclusive economic growth (through examining current challenges). It also analyses the elements of the B-BBEE Codes and the process required to reach a desired-end state.
Also, click here for a BUSA media statement on the ‘’Business Approach to Black Economic Transformation for Inclusive Growth’, released at a media round table on Tuesday 27 June hosted by BUSA. BUSA is hopeful that this Approach and process will place business in a stronger position to drive the economic transformation imperative going forward. We will keep members updated on developments in this regard.
BUSA / CCMA Website for Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) gets the Green Light
A key element identified from the BUSA SME action plan is that credible information on labour relations matters should be easily accessible to SMEs. BUSA has subsequently identified an effective tool that could provide an online, openly accessible and free of charge service targeted at SMEs. Funded by the Employment Promotion Project and in partnership with the CCMA, BUSA will develop a website that will provide practical guidance to SMEs on labour requirements and processes like contracts of employment, how to submit UIF claims and how to deal with disciplinary enquiries (among other guidelines). The website is due for completion by February 2018.
A first focus group to identify issues and needs to be covered on the website is scheduled for 10 July 2017, from 10:00 – 13:00, BUSA offices, 67 Wessels Rd., Rivonia. Should you be interested in attending this focus group, please email email@example.com before or on Friday 07 July 2017.