The Presidency says it is concerned about the "relentless public attacks" on President Jacob Zuma by AngloGold Ashanti’s Sipho Pityana and Sibanye Gold’s Neal Froneman.
"While the Presidency respects the rights of citizens and leaders to freedom of speech, the business sector has many avenues to raise whatever concerns and issues it has with the government and/or its leadership," Presidency spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said on Thursday.
He went on saying that Zuma valued open dialogue but that it must take place "within the bounds of human decency and decorum", and that they should respect the country’s key institutions.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Bernard Swanepoel, Chairperson of Joburg Indaba, about what else went down at the Joburg Indaba on Thursday.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
You’d expect politics to take centre stage. It’s the same in the rest of the world.— Bernard Swanepoel
We’re known for blunt conversation.— Bernard Swanepoel
We all say we need mining; then we want the whole cake for ourselves!— Bernard Swanepoel
If we don’t grow then we fight about an ever smaller slice of the cake.— Bernard Swanepoel
We can’t regulate ourselves into growth.— Bernard Swanepoel
We need certainty. We need rules in place for a bit longer than our Ministers stay in place.— Bernard Swanepoel
Parliament looks like a soapie.— Bernard Swanepoel
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