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Progressive Leader - Issue 6 - Focus on BRICS
23 September 2010, Durban
"Good business sense tells you that investing in the ANC, which is supported by more than 65% of the population, is good value for your money."
- President Jacob Zuma on investing in the ANC
It is the eve of our 3rd NGC, a very important gathering of the African National Congress. It is an important gathering, given that in 2012, the organisation will turn 100 years old. We therefore have to ensure that the ANC is strong, united and focused on achieving its mission of uniting the people of this country, and creating a better life for all in a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society.
Your presence here means that you believe that our goals of building a stable, non-racial, non-sexist democracy and uniting the people of our country are good for business, and are worth investing in. Funding for political parties is somehow viewed with suspicion by some commentators in this country, and there is and should be no reason for. Business thrives in a stable, secure environment. Political parties such as the ANC are pivotal to the promotion of that stability and democracy in the country. As much as business would invest in building infrastructure and human resource development, investing in democracy is also healthy, as it provides a stable environment in which to do business. There is, therefore, nothing wrong with the business sector investing in any party.
Good business sense tells you that investing in the ANC, which is supported by more than 65% of the population, is good value for your money.