FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MEDIA STATEMENT


TO: PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA HOUSES
FROM: SANDILE ZUNGU
DATE: 22 May 2019

SUBJECT: The BBC congratulates President Ramaphosa on his election as RSA President and calls for a Fit-for-Purpose Cabinet

The Black Business Council (BBC) congratulates Mr Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa. This election, on his official first-term as State President, demonstrates the country’s confidence in him to spearhead economic recovery and renewal. The BBC is confident that the President will also focus on ensuring that the era is free from state capture and corruption.

“The BBC also calls for the President to appoint a fit-for-purpose streamlined cabinet that will put the interest of South African first. As the BBC, we sincerely anticipate a leaner cabinet made-up of men and women of integrity who will be single-minded in addressing the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality” says Sandile Zungu, BBC President.

Zungu added “We commend and applaud the Deputy President of the ANC, Mr DD Mabuza for following his conscience by postponing his swearing in as a Member of Parliament in order to address the ANC Integrity Commission’s concerns as this sets a positive tone for the new administration”

Greater focus in the 6th Administration should be on legislation that will stimulate the acceleration of socio-economic transformation and SMMEs development as the cornerstone of job creation.

“The BBC is available to become part of the solution as we join business, government, labour and community in rebuilding the country as well as restoring and growing the economy” concluded Zungu.

ENDS

About the Black Business Council

The Black Business Council (BBC) is the over-arching confederation that represents black professional, business associations and chambers. The primary purpose of the BBC is to lobby government on policy related matters and to play an advocacy role where policies are in place in order to accelerate the participation of black business in the mainstream economy.