Mark Barnes has been appointed as the new CEO of the SA Post Office, raising questions about whether private sector managers can turn around state-owned enterprises (SOE).
Xolani Gwala on Thursday invited listeners to share their thoughts on what could help ailing parastatals that often need government bailouts.
Listen to the calls below:
When people insist that the public sector should be run like a business, it's a real problem... Democracy and consultation processes are important... It's not just about profits.— Riaaz, listener
A private company can only be profitable if it's run efficiently... These state-owned entities often do not do the basics right, that's why they are failing.— Rian, listener
@gwalax can we stop exalting the private sector as the paragon of best practices when they have a history of corruption around the globe!— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) November 19, 2015