Some of you may remember Mr Tebogo Khaas from his involvement in Telecoms (which may have been somewhat controversial). His latest column on small business development is not bad:
Itís not all black vs white
When will we realise that people across the racial spectrum are committed to transformation?
What fascinates me most about his experiences, though, is the role played by white businesspeople in helping him sustain and advance his entrepreneurial dreams, which were, at one stage, in dire straits.
Were it not for the advanced business networks and support of his white mentor, Lesediís business dreams would have gone up in smoke. While all this was happening, he was turned away by government-funded institutions.
It is therefore disquieting to observe how we (black leadership in business, politics, labour and government) seem to fervently agitate for continued alienation of whites and their capital in our quest for greater economic participation in the economy by blacks.
Listening to our leaders talk about the need for economic transformation can make one believe that ours is a zero-sum game in which one side (blacks) must win and the other (white) must lose Ė which should not be the case.
Full article here: http://www.citypress.co.za/Columnist...white-20120714