Chris Whelan is the outgoing CEO of business leadership company, Accelerate Cape Town, and is going to New Zealand to head up a job-development drive.
Whelan says local practices, lack of impact assessments and the fear of risk-taking are some of the factors that may be hindering job development and drive in Cape Town.
We want to see inclusive and high business growth. The challenge for the business community in South Africa is that we have to have a set of policies that are conducive to growth.— Chris Whelan, outgoing CEO of Accelerate Cape Town
In contrast, Whelan says Wellington in New Zealand is offering an opportunity where relevant stakeholders all pull in one direction, with a distinct chance of success.
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