Virgin Group boss Richard Branson has apologised for the picture he used to mark the launch of the new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship.
Branson received criticism for the picture because it only included white people.
Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in SA Board chairperson Tsholo Khubeka tells Refilwe Moloto that the centre is diverse and it is and will be working with young black entrepreneurs.
The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is for all South Africans, but yesterday's choice of a photo to go with my tweet clearly lacked diversity. Apologies. I hope you will take a look at my blog which does far better justice to the amazing work of the Centre and its team.— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) November 12, 2019
I think it is a misperception about the Branson Centre and where we are going.— Tsholo Khubeka, Board chairperson - Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in SA
Transformation is key in our business and always has been. I really think it is a picture that maybe had a misperception to it.— Tsholo Khubeka, Board chairperson - Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in SA
Khubeka says there are a number of black people in the company and in leadership roles.
Maybe the picture that was put out had a massive misperception.— Tsholo Khubeka, Board chairperson - Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in SA
Listen to the full interview below...
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