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Sandile Zungu, the new president of the Black Business Council (BBC) will prioritise extending an olive branch to other business organisations to get business talking with a united voice. Zungu was elected late on Tuesday evening, surpassing businesswoman Thandi Ndlovu, who was in the running for the same position. On Wednesday, the BBC announced other office bearers. Nkuli Bogopa as vice-president of professionals; Bogopa leads the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners. Keith Thabo is vice-president for organised business; he is also president of Namec Telecoms. Business veteran Judy Nokwedi is the new secretary-general. Accountant Bonolo Ramokhele is treasurer-general; and Tilson Manyoni, founder of Acutech, is head of policy. Businesswoman Bridgette Radebe — wife of Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and the sister to business mogul Patrice Motsepe — is chair. Zungu’s critical challenge will be to restore the organisation’s credibility, which, in the past few months ha...

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