New entrants, especially black individuals, are being sidelined from opportunities in the niche market of auctioneering.
702's John Robbie on Wednesday spoke to founding director and auctioneer at Riley Auctioneers, Kwanele Boltina, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
It's quite a challenge. What's happening is we're being sidelined, it's an issue to get on the panel firstly.— Kwanele Boltina, founding director at Riley Auctioneers
It does have to do with transformation, it's an old boys' club. The challenge is with any industry is that you need to gain trust and reliability. If you 're not given the opportunities then how do you gain trust and reliability?— Kwanele Boltina, founding director at Riley Auctioneers
I'm not here to put blame, I'm just out here to highlight the obvious. My vision is to transform the industry.— Kwanele Boltina, founding director at Riley Auctioneers