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Participants at the CEO Sleepout 2016 huddle around the fire to keep warm on the Nelson Mandela Bridge, on Thursday 28 July. (Photo: Lameez Omarjee)
Participants at the CEO Sleepout 2016 huddle around the fire to keep warm on the Nelson Mandela Bridge, on Thursday 28 July. (Photo: Lameez Omarjee)

Johannesburg - South Africa can be a great country if government and business work together, according to Gauteng Premier David Makhura. He was speaking at the CEO Sleepout at the Nelson Mandela Bridge on Thursday night.

“Government blames business for not doing enough and businesses blame government for not doing enough. The CEO Sleepout can bridge that gap,” said Makhura. “If we point fingers, we will get nowhere.”

More than 100 executives from different industries, university students and matric pupils spent the night on the Nelson Mandela Bridge for the education fundraiser. Across Gauteng 41 companies, 10 colleges and universities and 60 schools joined remotely in the “Sympathy Sleepout”, according to social activist and chief ambassador of CEO Sleepout 2016, Yusuf Abramjee. 

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