ShapeShifter

We need to deracialise our thinking - Sandile Zungu (Black Business Council)

BBC CEO Kganki Matabane welcomes the newly-elected president of the council, Sandile Zungu. Picture: @KgankiMatabane/Twitter

We’re still a racialised society. We tend to look at things racially, even when it’s not necessary… When people are having Friday dinners, they lash at Government and that informs their thinking [about] whether they need to invest… unfortunately, sometimes they vote to rather keep their money on their balance sheets because of the influence of their friends on Fridays… We need to embrace this Mandela vision… so that tomorrow can be brighter than today… we need to deracialise our thinking, deracialise our mindset and definitely deracialise our actions…

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

We have a very single-minded focus on broadening the space for black business in the national economy…

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

The Black Business Council (BBC) last week announced Sandile Zungu as its new president.

Zungu is, according to BBC CEO Kganki Matabane, a well-respected businessman that is well-suited for the job.

The BBC suspended its previous president Danisa Baloyi after investigations into a missing R5 million donation from the Airports Company of South Africa.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Zungu for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

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

We got R4 million back… we endeavour to get back all R5 million… it’s in the hands of the criminal justice system… We intend to fulfil the wishes of our sponsors… A case was opened… the people in the system must do their work… She was a stalwart, she isn’t a stalwart anymore… Credibility will be restored…

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

I was part of Madiba’s first state visit to Southeast Asia… I became Chair of Denel during Thabo Mbeki’s time…

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

The advice we offered to President Zuma tended to be institutionalised… He listened to us…

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

Give small business a chance! Give black industrialists a chance!

Sandile Zungu, Black Business Council

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