In 2010, when Lwazi Bam became president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (Abasa), he said his main mission would be to render the organisation irrelevant; to ensure the development of black chartered accountants was accelerated to the extent that the association became redundant.

SA has no choice but to emulate Bam’s attitude when it comes to our most pressing problems — land reform and BEE among them. We need to be so impatient with landlessness, and implement the redistribution of land to black people with such vigour, that within a generation there will be no need for a department of rural development & land reform...

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