The new government leadership under President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun to embrace the crucial role business can play in ensuring a new phase of inclusive growth and development, while also being aware of the real social challenges that need to be tackled as SA does so. The country is at something of an economic crossroads, where it can finally break free from the twin forces of an appetite for greed coupled with the destructive grip of state capture. SA should commit itself to a new approach to business and a more people-centred approach to growing the economy. As Business Unity SA’s (Busa’s) new president, I will seek to anchor my tenure on a four-point plan to ensure this is done. Driving the agenda for transformative inclusive economic growth is important. Priority should be given to growth that builds a more inclusive economy, one in which the gap between rich and poor is tackled with serious intent and in which economic activity is embarked on that brings more people into the ...

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