Team SA revived after Zuma’s dinner with business
Business Leadership SA’s board and members of the CEO Initiative discuss ways to repair the strained relationship with Zuma
Business and the government will present a united front at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa this week after business leaders had a private dinner with President Jacob Zuma late last week. The board of Business Leadership SA (BLSA) and members of the CEO Initiative attended the dinner with Zuma on Friday night to discuss ways in which to repair the strained relationship between the government, and business and labour following the recent cabinet reshuffle. BLSA deputy chairman Bonang Mohale told Business Day: "The meeting was cordial and we have confirmed that we will meet again shortly. "The president was eager that we [talk] ... about heading to WEF as Team SA." Before the meeting, Mohale told Business Day that business was looking forward to meeting president Zuma "and reshaping the relationship that’s been broken down". Trust between business and the government was dented by the cabinet reshuffle, which resulted in the firing of Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas, among oth...