President meets Business Unity South Africa
27 Sep 2011President Jacob Zuma today (27 September 2011) met with the leadership of Business Unity South Africa, led by its President, Ms Futhi Mtoba, at his residence in Mahlambandlopfu in Pretoria.
“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 President Zuma.
The BUSA leadership briefed the President on various programmes that they are engaged in, especially to contribute to the fight against unemployment and creating jobs.
The BUSA leadership also gave the President their own perspective regarding the recent developments in the business sector which affected unity, leading to the establishment of the Black Business Council.
President Zuma appreciated the briefing as he had not had an opportunity yet to meet BUSA to discuss the matter.
He emphasised the importance of unity. “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. We stand ready to assist in whatever way we can as government. All parties must put the country first. I am happy that BUSA understands this imperative’’.
Ms Mtoba assured the President of BUSA’s commitment to working towards unity.
The meeting agreed to have continuous engagement going forward on the matter of unity as well as to address economic issues facing the country in partnership.
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Issued by: The Presidency
27 Sep 2011
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