‘Stop these relentless attacks on JZ!’ (and other news from the Joburg Indaba)

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

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
SARB warns that the economy may shrink by up to 4% due to coronavirus

SARB warns that the economy may shrink by up to 4% due to coronavirus

George Glynos, head of research at ETM Analytics, says the those lockdowns are likely to be extended for longer than 21 days.

Make Money Mondays: Karen Zoid in a time of coronavirus

Make Money Mondays: Karen Zoid in a time of coronavirus

Musician and television host at Republiek van Zoid Afrika says because of COVID-19people are all the same now.

How are local non-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19 and shutdown?

How are local non-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19 and shutdown?

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa CEO Gill Bates says the main concern is those organisations that are on the fringes.

In the new world of virtual meetings and interviews, what are the ground rules?

In the new world of virtual meetings and interviews, what are the ground rules?

World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck gives tips on what to do during an interview on Skype or something similar.

South Africa’s economy to shrink by 23.5% in 2Q/2020 – Absa forecast

South Africa’s economy to shrink by 23.5% in 2Q/2020 – Absa forecast

Africa’s most developed economy is heading for a very cold economic winter, says Absa Senior Economist Peter Worthington.

Jacob Zuma is the sponsor and chief of corruption in SA - Sipho Pityana

Jacob Zuma is the sponsor and chief of corruption in SA - Sipho Pityana

"Zuma must go. When you are the president who literally laughs off any suggestions that government be held to a higher standard…"

Popular articles
Number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 1,686, one death confirmed

Number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 1,686, one death confirmed

According to the Department of Health, this is an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases

Make Money Mondays: Karen Zoid in a time of coronavirus

Make Money Mondays: Karen Zoid in a time of coronavirus

Musician and television host at Republiek van Zoid Afrika says because of COVID-19people are all the same now.

How are local non-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19 and shutdown?

How are local non-profit organisations impacted by COVID-19 and shutdown?

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa CEO Gill Bates says the main concern is those organisations that are on the fringes.

In the new world of virtual meetings and interviews, what are the ground rules?

In the new world of virtual meetings and interviews, what are the ground rules?

World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck gives tips on what to do during an interview on Skype or something similar.

SARB warns that the economy may shrink by up to 4% due to coronavirus

SARB warns that the economy may shrink by up to 4% due to coronavirus

George Glynos, head of research at ETM Analytics, says the those lockdowns are likely to be extended for longer than 21 days.

Matric revision podcast by Gauteng Education Department --- working with 702

Matric revision podcast by Gauteng Education Department --- working with 702

Pupils are able to access the podcast lessons at anytime that is suitable for them in the comfort of their homes.

Include persons living with disabilities in fight against COVID-19 - ministry

Include persons living with disabilities in fight against COVID-19 - ministry

Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize spoke about how containment measures can be isolating for those who rely on the support of others.

TV personality Vinolia 'V-Mash' Mashego passes away

TV personality Vinolia 'V-Mash' Mashego passes away

The family says the former Jam Alley presenter passed away in her sleep.

Grandmother of killed Soweto girl pleads with community to volunteer info

Grandmother of killed Soweto girl pleads with community to volunteer info

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque says the grandmother says if there wasn't a lockdown people would have stopped the culprits.

Company pledges 20,000 face shields in fight against COVID-19

Company pledges 20,000 face shields in fight against COVID-19

Dispak Group has pledged 10,000 face shields to the Gauteng Health Department and another 10,000 to healthcare workers.