BOBBY GOD­SELL

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

UN­DER HIS stew­ard­ship the or­gan­i­sa­tion, which rep­re­sents 80 heads of SA’s biggest com­pa­nies, is prov­ing that its re­cent prom­ise to be more as­sertive and vo­cif­er­ous on con­tentious is­sues was not an empty one. God­sell has come out strongly against the ANC’s pro­posed me­dia ap­peals tri­bunal, say­ing it would be a mis­take, es­pe­cially as the tri­bunal’s pro­posed struc­ture raises the prospect of a me­dia an­swer­able to po­lit­i­cal bosses. God­sell ac­knowl­edged that the me­dia needs to “look at it­self” but hope­fully got through to the po­lit­i­cal pow­ers that be when he pointed out that their tri­bunal mis­sion would ef­fec­tively be the death knell of our 16-year-old democ­racy and of South Africa’s in­ter­na­tional im­age.

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