Organised business shouts from the rooftops about how committed they are to SA, its transformation and the eradication of the legacy of a divisive past. Often this is done for two related but different reasons: first, not to be seen as part of the legion of firms involved in the Gupta drama of state capture, and second, as we’ve seen with KPMG and even with the Voluntary Rebuilding Programme, in response to transgressions of competition laws and the flouting of transformation commitments. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that KPMG had its Damascene moment and introduced Nhlamulo Dlomu as CE. Black women have traditionally been called in to clean up the mess — in affluent homes after boozy parties, on our streets and, as we are discovering, even in our boardrooms. Tomes will be written on KPMG, McKinsey and Trillian’s shenanigans, but I would like to focus on another contentious debate that is receiving less attention — transformation policy debates in the construction sector. At this ...

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