The fractured relationship between the Black Business Council (BBC) and Business Unity SA (Busa) came to a head on Monday, with Busa kicking the black business grouping out of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). The two split in 2012, but the BBC continued to piggyback on Busa for a seat in Nedlac. Busa said on Monday: "The BBC will no longer be represented through Busa at Nedlac. This does not prevent the BBC from seeking their own seat at Nedlac in line with the Nedlac act and constitution." Busa president Jabu Mabuza and the BBC have been at odds for some time with their differences peaking over former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Mabuza supported Gordhan, while the BBC, a pro-Zuma grouping, attacked the former minister for what it said was his failure to prioritise "radical economic transformation" at the Treasury. The partnership between the two has been under pressure since 2012, when the BBC formally split from Busa to represent the interests of...

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