Why the appointment process at SOEs matters

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, during his address at The Directors Event in Sandton, highlighted the issue of board and other leadership appointments in the public sector.
I think we should begin to think about tests that people must be subjected to before they can be elevated to positions of high responsibility,” he said.

“It is the president who appoints people who head state-owned companies or enterprises. If you appoint a rotten apple at any level, you don’t even have to split hairs to understand what is going to happen to that entity.”

Parmi Natesan, CEO of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa says that the comments from the Chief Justice brings to the fore two major challenges in director appointments in the public sector; flaws in the appointment process and leadership competencies not being sufficiently considered.

Business Day TV caught up with Simo Lushaba from the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa for more insight on the matter.
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