During July 2020 as the Prophets gathered to hear the Lord concerning 2021, this is what God Said concerning the Black Business Council.
Elias Monage takes the reins of the Black Business Council
By Banele Ginindza Aug 16, 2021
THE BLACK Business Council (BBC) last week changed guard at its executive level where it elected Elias Monage as President to replace Sandile Zungu.null
Also into the new executive is Gregory Mofokeng, who is vice-president: Organised Business, while Yvonne Maitin was elected vice-president: Professionals.
Tilson Manyoni is the head of policy while Princess Tsakani Nkambule was elected treasurer-general.
The BBC is the over-arching confederation that represents black professional, business associations and chambers. The primary purpose of the BBC is to lobby government on policy-related matters and to play an advocacy role where policies are in place in order to accelerate the participation of black business in the mainstream economy.
President of Business Unity South Africa (Busa) Sipho Pityana urged the new BBC executive to carry the torch of uplifting small business to avoid the resentments that contributed to the widespread looting and destruction last month.
Pityana said the unrest carried lessons that poverty and high rates of unemployment created resentment in the masses of an economy that excluded them.
“Black business has to be part of the answer for the people,” Pityana said, highlighting that advocacy organisations such as the BBC and Busa had a mandate to translate people’s aspirations to the policy framework.