Zuma, Busa discuss job creation

Pretoria – Job creation and unity in the business sector were among the issues discussed at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Business Unity South Africa (Busa).

“The meeting was productive and constructive and I am happy that we have been able to have this overdue discussion in a frank and honest manner,” said Zuma on Tuesday.

Busa explained its perspective on developments in the business sector which affected unity leading to the establishment of the Black Business Council (BBC), said the Presidency.

Zuma appreciated the briefing as he had not yet had an opportunity to meet Busa to discuss the matter.

Earlier in September a black business summit resurrected the BBC. The BBC has subsequently suspended its participation in Busa. Busa was formed in 2003 as a result of a merger between the then BBC and Business SA.

“Unity is paramount. All discussions must lead towards unity so that we can work with unified business in pursuit of our goals of prioritising job creation, economic transformation and fighting unemployment. All parties must put the country first,” said the President.

BBC interim chairman Patrice Motsepe has said that the BBC was not formed to fight Busa.

Government stood ready to assist while Busa President Futhi Mtoba assured the President of Busa’s commitment to working towards unity. – BuaNews

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