Stop the Bus(a) screams BMF!
by The Third Wors
In a non-racial, free and open society I am glad to report that the BMF (Brothers only, ĎMlunguís Forbidden) have decided to step off the Busa (Business Unity South Africa), citing irreconcilable differences in opinion, and skin colour.
FYI - Bros, Mates and Friends consists largely of government employed souls, like its president Jimmy Manyi, he of Government Communication and supporter of the suppression of freedom of information.
Of course, with leaders of this calibre and few actual business owners who have contributed to this economy through their entrepreneurial excellence amongst its members, the Bucks Made Fast club is feeling the heat in a world where things are not given to you just because you are of a certain creed or colour.
Silly planet this, eh?
Apparently the ďlast straw to break the camelís backĒ occurred when Busa refused the BMFs ďdemandsĒ that the ďblack caucusĒ within Busa should have the sole right to nominate candidates for the position of Busaís new Chief Executive.
So...letís get this straight. The Beyond Mental Fraternity stripped their moer because an organisation with many members refused to allow one group the sole right to nominate candidates for that organisationís Chief Executive?
The nerve of it all.
I half imagine there are some Corporate Governance issues with the BMFs request in the first place, never mind the ludicrous nature of the request itself, but thatís me. I suppose it must be my white tendency of wanting procedure followed and allowing all members a say in the running of their organisation that makes me think like this but there you go.
Old habits die hard.
Next to running around with a white pointy hat and burning crosses, the adherence to fair play and protocol are a few of my favourite things.
Iíd like to point out that I was joking in the first part of the above sentence but, I fear, it doesnít really matter because there are those in our society who only want to hear what they want to hear, and want to believe what they want to believe.
Thatís why a wholly pointless organisation like the Black Management Forum thinks itself worthy of special privilege and above adherence to best practice.
The mere fact that most of its members havenít built any business from the ground up, have not contributed positively to the local economy and have shown little or no entrepreneurial initiative between them makes the very existence of the BMF as laughable an idea as an independent Afrikaner Volkstaat where 5 000 angry wavers of the old flag can congregate, drink brandy and listen to Steve Hofmeyr until the cows come home.
I think itís high time we call a spade a spade.
There is no place for a racially exclusive organisation in South Africa. The fact that such an institution is headed up by a man who wants to stop journalists from reporting on government corruption and mismanagement should tell you a lot about the goals and aspirations of this group of individuals...
None of itís good, Iím afraid.
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