Good week for Khanyisile Kweyama and a bad week for Edna Molewa
During her short stint as chair of the interim board of the SABC, Khanyisile Kweyama did much to clean up the mess at the country’s public broadcaster. Now that she’s set to be on the new board, Kweyama, who is also the CEO of Business Unity SA, could turn the broadcaster into the one shining light in the dark shadow of SA’s state-owned enterprises. Another bonus is that President Jacob Zuma doesn’t trust her, which says a lot for the prospect of good governance at Auckland Park. At last.
It’s common cause that the previously disadvantaged majority of South Africans have to become part of the economic mainstream. The question is how — and many probably share the view of Richemont boss Johann Rupert that the ANC’s "radical economic transformation" is "a code word for theft". Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa’s response to Rupert, which included her claim that BEE is the same as volkskapitalisme (Afrikaner capital) under apartheid, was facile and shows she has scant understanding of either.