ShapeShifter

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

…Bell Pottinger with the Guptas that have coined the phrases ‘White Monopoly Capital’ and ‘Radical Economic Transformation’… the people who use these terms do so for looting and feeding at the trough as if there’s no tomorrow…

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

Business has systems in place to detect corruption. When it finds it, it acts. Unfortunately we can’t say the same of Government.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

There are lots of politicians that I love and respect. And there are lots that are thieves, thugs and hooligans.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) Deputy Chairperson Bonang Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Mohale will officially step down as Chairperson of Shell South Africa on 30 June.

Before he joined Shell he occupied senior positions at Otis Elevators, South African Airways, Sanlam and Drake & Scull FM ll.

He also served on the boards of Swiss Re Africa and Hollard Insurance.

In 2016 he made headlines for saying that leaders shouldn’t blame colonialism for Africa’s problems.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Most black people still spend 40% to 75% of their income on transport and food.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

I was the first African to work for Pfizer.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

Surely it must be possible for business to effect transformation and still defeat state capture.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

I want to give of myself and my time.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

Business Leadership South Africa is a very old organisation.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

BLSA is about developing inclusive economic growth, ensuring the protection of our Constitution and to posit business as a national asset.

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

Business is the answer, not the enemy!

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

Nelson Mandela built many schools by working with business. Thabo Mbeki did the same. But this lot…

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

It’s a choice between good and evil!

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

I hate politics with a passion!

Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa

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