12 Things You Didn’t Know About Johann Rupert

Written by Keren Mikva

He criticized South African leadership on many issues

Johann has never been timid in criticizing South Africa’s government, accusing ANC leadership of failing to address corruption and infrastructure deficiencies. At Remgro’s annual general meeting in November 2014, he said, “The leadership of this country, quite frankly, is becoming very, very hard to defend abroad. The people who are running the country now were not given proper education. Wherever you look we have got stagnation and really worrying signs…I’m concerned that we are not prioritizing the right things. We picked low-hanging fruit for a very long time. Those trees are now starting to run empty. How can a person not have electricity? How can we create jobs?”

Source: Bloomberg.com