Jabu Mabuza has been instrumental in getting government and business to talk to each other these past few months in a way they have not done in a very long time. The President of Business Unity SA shares his thoughts on what he feels has been an open, honest and frank engagement with government.
He was a catalyst in organising the meeting between President Jacob Zuma and more than 100 business leaders in Cape Town earlier this year. He talks about how this relationship began.
It all started to gather momentum in the build up to Davos. We thought lets go out there and show a South Africa united face— Jabu Mabuza President Business Unity SA
He gives insights into how he was able to help close the large chasm that existed between these two forces. Jabu Mabuza does seem able to straddle these two worlds.
It is precisely because I don't have political capital - I am a businessman first and foremost. My strength is that I am able to manage relationships and I am privileged that I have access. And when I approach people they are willing to engage..— Jabu Mabuza President Business Unity SA
Watch the video of Jabu's chat to Bruce here...
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This article first appeared on 702 : Shapeshifter: Jabu Mabuza building government and business unity