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THE politicisation of top positions in state-owned corporations like Eskom and Transnet is scaring off competent managers, says Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan.
At a news conference yesterday - and later in her budget speech to Parliament - Hogan said that some chief executives appointed by government - rather than by their own boards - considered themselves to be untouchable.
Hogan inherited several unresolved rows involving chief executives of major corporations when she was shifted from the health ministry last year and put in charge of the state's portfolio of companies.
"Our response is to say that this can no longer be tolerated .we cannot have CEOs feeling that they are not accountable to the board - and boards in reverse not holding CEOs accountable.
"Nor can we have CEOs going out and publicly campaigning to secure their positions," she told reporters. - Brendan Boyle