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What better time is there to take on a new challenge than during a period of economic and social upheaval, when old rules are being jettisoned and business and society are crying out for fresh, innovative ideas, asks Maurice Radebe, executive vice-president of Sasol’s energy division.Radebe, 59, has just been confirmed as the next director of Wits Business School (WBS). He will take charge next January, on a five-year contract.The timing, he says, is opportune. He is due to retire from Sasol at the end of September, after 31 years in the energy business. So when Wits University came knocking this year, inviting him to apply for the WBS directorship, he leapt at the chance.Radebe has a strong association with the school, through which he gained his MBA degree in 1997.He has been its executive-in-residence since 2013 and is co-founder of its African Energy Leadership Centre.Imraan Valodia, dean of the university’s faculty of commerce, law and management, in which WBS sits, says Radebe...

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