EDITORIAL: SOE CEOs throttled by political noose
Where politically unpalatable decisions have to be taken, the individuals charged with making them are stymied by their political overlords
The surprise resignation of SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes last week had an air of déjà vu about it. After 3½ years at the helm, Barnes resigned with immediate effect, citing differences over strategy and structure of the post office.
It was, he told the FM this week, "a fundamental disagreement with the government. If you have a fundamental disagreement with the shareholder … then you can’t in good conscience stay on."..