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, ( 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?..

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