Carol Paton Editor at Large

Business Unity SA (Busa) and the Black Business Council (BBC) have agreed that business should speak with one voice and are working together to form a common platform. The two organisations which have a had a strained relationship over the past seven years will now both consult with their members on how to co-operate, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday. “The two organisations agreed on the need for a common platform for a business voice and have thus appointed a committee (four from each organisation) to explore the modalities of how that can be achieved.” Busa was formed in 2003 to unite white and black business organisations and is the apex organisation of business and represents it in various important forums such as the National Economic and Labour Council (Nedlac). The BBC broke away from Busa in 2012 to re-establish itself in its own right and lobby for the interests of black business. During the administration of former president Jacob Zuma, the BBC cultivated clos...

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