As the country prepares for its sixth general election on Wednesday 8 May 2019, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) calls on business to do everything possible to encourage workers to exercise their right to vote.
This is a constitutionally enshrined and hard-fought for right which we all cherish. For this reason, BUSA appeals to businesses that are operating on the day to come to practical arrangements that will make it possible for employees who wish to vote on Wednesday to do so.
It is in this spirit that BUSA urges all employers, including those that may it be our members, large and small, to ensure that they encourage workers to get to polling stations to cast their vote.
BUSA wishes the IEC, as well as election observers, well as they shoulder the noble responsibility to ensure that the electoral authority conducts a credible, and free and fair election. We wish the county’s citizens and all the political parties the best in South Africa’s quest towards a successful sixth democratic election.