Statement By Mr George Lekgetho On Partnership To Curb Crime Against Business

29 October 2009

ANC views business, particularly the banking sector as important role players in government`s goal of effectively dealing with crime due to the changing nature of crime in South Africa, it is important to constantly evaluate the approach police are taking to fight the scourge.

Recent crime statistics have shown a sharp increase in crimes committed against businesses in South Africa with robberies increasing by a staggering 41.5 percent between April 2008 and March 2009.

ANC believes that crime can not be allowed to be a hindrance between financial institutions and societies they serve. Our many engagements with business and civil society have resulted gaining and sharing valuable insights which have helped in reducing and dealing with some of these heinous crimes . ANC further believes that effective partnership between government and the business sector is crucial in ensuring South Africa remained a safer place to do business.

I thank you!

George Lekgetho, MP
Tel: 021 403 3020