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Imperial CEO Mark Lamberti is expected to resign from the board of Business Leadership SA (BLSA) this week, following the recent ruling in the High Court in Pretoria that found he had discriminated against a former employee. BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale said on Sunday: "Mark Lamberti has asked for more time to properly craft his letter to the BLSA board." Mohale said Lamberti would resign "on his own accord". BLSA announced a "contract with SA" in 2017 — a declaration from 80 of the largest companies in SA that they would "drive opportunity and inclusive growth" across the country. The organisation’s members committed themselves to encouraging and empowering senior black leadership. "Ultimately, the best way to close the opportunity gap is to invest in more businesses owned, run by and employing black South Africans. We pledge to grow a new generation of black business leaders and entrepreneurs," the contract reads. Lamberti last week buckled under a "social-media frenzy" and resigned fro...

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