''It has become fashionable to complain about the critical shortage of high calibre non-executive directors, but it is not strictly true. In our experience there are many more people who would like to be non-executive directors than there are roles. A different issue is the balance between those who are properly equipped to be non-executive directors and the number of roles. Here there is a better balance.''
There is the possibility that social inequality could come back to haunt black business people. Mounting public criticism of the current brand of black economic empowerment on the grounds that it enriches only a few seems to be creating a climate in which black owned businesses are unlikely to feel that the fact that they are owned by the previously disadvantaged exempts them from social responsibility.
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