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'We need 50 brave souls in the ANC to vote with their conscience'

4 April 2017 8:13 PM
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"We know people are scared. They [ANC MPs] need to see that South Africa is behind them," says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka.

We need 50 brave souls in the ANC to vote with their conscience. But we know people are scared. They need to see, visually, that South Africa is behind them.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Our Constitution is weak in providing us with structures to remove people who are not acting in the interest of the country.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

We only have one opportunity to save ourselves from decades of pain.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka is known for challenging the status quo.

Her company is shaking up asset management in much the same way that Capitec Bank has revolutionised banking.

The outspoken Wierzycka is a business activist.

Her investigations are forcing transparency in her industry.

Arabile Gumede (in for Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show) interviewed Wierzycka.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

No-one living in South Africa can be confused about what is going on at the moment.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

This is a fantastic country! I am so grateful for living in Cape Town.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Public marches against corruption should not be based on race or party politics.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

People always wait for others. We can’t wait! We need to organise.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Sky-high interest rates come with being rated ‘junk’ by ratings agencies.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

I’ve written a few articles for Daily Maverick. But when I look around; I’m alone!

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Lack of capital brought down every single communist country in Eastern Europe. I lived through it! These credit rating downgrades matter a lot! People has to stop being so complacent.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

I find Millennials to be more passionate about this country [than older South Africans].

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

Politics and economics are one and the same.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

The court system is very slow. We need the prioritisation of corruption cases.

Magda Wierzycka, Sygnia Asset Management

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4 April 2017 8:13 PM
Tags:
Activism

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