Senior Leaders and analysts say SA can no longer be left to the politicians, and have called on the private sector to be actively involved.

South Africa’s business sector can no longer stand on the sidelines and leave the country’s future to the politicians, but must rather take an active stance.

This was the message presented by the guest speakers at two business meetings this week during which South Africa’s economic and governance crises were explored in a series of panel discussions.
Vuyiswa Ramokgopa, the national chairperson of the newly launched political party Rise Mzansi, called on companies to stand up and say whether or not they agree with a particular politician or political part’s policies.

“The days are over when company bosses could say: ‘The business of business is business.’ This is not true in any case, because the business sector has long been giving money for things that government used to finance,” Ramokgopa said.

She was speaking at the two-day Trialogue Business in Society conference this week.

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