CHRIS BARRON: One down, four to go on business's list of demands
Pretoria has to urgently address the Zuptocracy, quangos, nukes and mining legislation, says pressure group
BUSINESS has demanded the appointment of an independent judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, a two-year moratorium on nuclear acquisitions and the appointment of a new board at Eskom. These are among the five minimum conditions it expects the government to meet if it wants to rebuild its relationship with business, says Bonang Mohale, the outgoing deputy chairman and newly appointed CEO of Business Leadership South Africa. Mohale is also the outgoing chairman of Shell South Africa. "We need to reset our relationship," he says. "We have laid down five conditions under which we will continue to work with government." The government must show speedy commitment to "cleaning up" the governance of state-owned enterprises, particularly Eskom and SAA. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act must be finalised. "It has been kicked down the road for far too long," says Mohale. Its fifth condition, the signing and gazetting of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendmen...