Economic survival responsibility of all, not government

2017-03-30 06:02

Economic transformation isn’t solely the responsibility of government and often too much pressure is put on political leadership, said Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

Speaking at a Barloworld event on its SMME incubation programme in early March, Makhura highlighted the role of public-private partnerships in delivering economic transformation, saying that government or individuals “mustn’t scare or attack business, but must ask business to help us transform the economy”.

Asked if he was confident in the national leadership’s ability to drive a coherent programme of economic transformation, he shifted focus to leadership “at all levels” which he says includes effective leadership in government.

“The economy is a complex, multi-stakeholder entity and we must embrace partnerships with business,” he said, evading comment on his confidence in the country’s top leaders.

Economic transformation isn’t solely the responsibility of government and often too much pressure is put on political leadership, said Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

Speaking at a Barloworld event on its SMME incubation programme in early March, Makhura highlighted the role of public-private partnerships in delivering economic transformation, saying that government or individuals “mustn’t scare or attack business, but must ask business to help us transform the economy”.

Asked if he was confident in the national leadership’s ability to drive a coherent programme of economic transformation, he shifted focus to leadership “at all levels” which he says includes effective leadership in government.

“The economy is a complex, multi-stakeholder entity and we must embrace partnerships with business,” he said, evading comment on his confidence in the country’s top leaders.

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