How should government and big business relate?

Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu has sparked a debate about how big business and government should relate.

Stephen Grootes on Friday spoke to the minister to clarify the statements attributed to her by the Mail & Guardian.

Listen to the conversation below:

I also said that if business had been very close to the ANC, it wouldn't be that the ANC has to keep bending backwards and engaging business.

Lindiwe Zulu, minister of small business development

Bobby Godsell, the chairperson of Business Leadership SA weighed in on the conversation on The Midday Report, saying that each party should be blunt about its position on the economy.

Listen the conversation below:

I think one of the lessons we must we should draw from the tragic events of last week is that we should talk bluntly, honestly and constructively with each other.

Bobby Godsell, Business Leadership SA

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