Businessman Andile Ngcaba is taking his former employer and business partner Dimension Data to labour authorities over claims of discrimination and unfair remuneration practices. Ngcaba joined Dimension Data in 2004 as executive chairman of the group’s Africa and Middle East businesses after his company, Convergence Partners, led a consortium that bought a 25% stake in the business for R380m. He stepped down from his position in July after Convergence Partners sold its shares back to the group. On Sunday, Ngcaba confirmed that he had taken the matter to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. The row threatens to overshadow a successful black economic empowerment deal. The partnership with Convergence Partners has seen Dimension Data grow into one of the continent’s biggest technology companies. In July, following the agreement to part ways, Dimension Data praised Ngcaba for his key strategic and operational role in transforming the group’s Africa and Middle East...

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