Pravin Gordhan achieved an impressive accolade on Thursday as he became the first South African to achieve an honorary doctorate from Henley Business School.
A product of the University of Reading, the business school capped Gordhan with the international dean, Professor John Board, doing the honours.
Jon Foster-Pedley labelled Gordhan, the Minister of Public Enterprises, an inspiration to all citizens and a driving force for active citizenship and corporate accountability.
Foster-Pedley is the dean of Henley Business School Africa and he heaped praise on Gordhan for identifying the ties between corporate collusion and corruption.
Briefly.co.za understands that Gordhan urged the 180 MBA graduates to return to their businesses and battle corruption in its various forms.
He said, “Your job as the new graduates and hopefully with the new foundation of ethics we require in business, will be to change all of this in the public and private sector so that they both serve the South African public.”
IOL News reported that Gordhan went on to add that there is a small group within government trying to extract as much as they can from the state without being arrested.
However, he also said that there are many within the state and public sector who want the best for the country and for generations to come.
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