How BUSA Works

How BUSA Works

BUSA structures its work through three policy committees.

All deliberation on policy is considered through the policy committees. This includes new and changing areas of policy and legislation. All three policy committees have a specific focus on transformation and small business. Each of the policy committees has subcommittees:

Energy and Environment Standing Committee

  • Subcommittee on Energy
  • Subcommittee on Environment

Social Policy Standing Committee

  • Subcommittee on education & training

Economic & Trade Policy Standing Committee

  • Subcommittee on tax
  • Subcommittee on transport, trade & logistics

The BUSA Policy Committees are the engine rooms for BUSA. This is where BUSA:

  • Keeps members updated on the latest developments
  • Consolidates the input on various policy development processes
  • Identifies where further work is required
  • Mandates and finalises positions
  • Nominates and coordinates the participation of BUSA member representatives on various structures and processes

Categories of Membership


Representing Sectors of the Economy


Representing Chambers of Commerce & Industry


Representing Professional Bodies


Representatives of Corporates
Board of Trustees

BUSA Policy Committees

Economic & Trade Policy

  • Transport & Logistics
  • Tax
  • Economic & commercial matters
  • Infrastructure (focus on water, technology & transport)
  • Trade
  • Competition policy
  • Company Law

Social Policy

  • Labour Market
  • Education and Training
  • Health & Safety at work
  • Future of work
  • Comprehensive social security
  • The National Health Insurance

Energy and Environment Standing Committee

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Just Transition
  • Gas
  • Biodiversity
  • Apex body, formed in 2003, leveraging on the role that organised business played in a peaceful transition to democracy
  • Represents business with Government and Labour and in NEDLAC
  • Work closely with the CEO Initiative, the ERP Process, and the NBI.
  • BUSA represents SA on the SADC Private Sector Forum, Business Africa, ILO and globally on the G20, and International Organisation of Employers and with Business Organisation counterparts across the globe and a member of Business at OECD (BIAC). Enabling business co-operation within the rest of Africa, South-South, BRICS and Internationally

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