LETTER: Transformation flaw
The government is deluded in assuming that poverty and inequality are positively correlated
Labour minister Thulas Nxesi wants to turn the screws — even to the extent of prosecution — on the private sector to further “transform” top management (Companies Must Comply, (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2019-08-27-companies-must-comply-with-equity-requirements-for-governments-business/) August 28).
But don’t we have the cart before the horse? Against the appalling performance of the state in general (education, health) and the state-owned enterprises (Eskom, Transnet, SAA), is it not the case that transformation has been too rapid in the government sector, rather than too slow in the private sector?..