The South African State is overburdened. It needs constructive private sector partnerships to cope. If not properly managed, the burden could impose a risk to democracy. Increase in unemployment, poverty, inequality and expanding demand for basic services are weighing heavily on the state.
Private sector innovation can help government lessen the burden of the state and help it to perform its functions better. A less burnt out, capable and efficient state is in the interest of all South Africans.