Ten­der­preneur talk deroga­tory

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

BLADE Nz­i­mande coined the word “ten­der­preneurs”, and since then de­trac­tors of BEE poli­cies and black en­trepreneur­ship have climbed on the band­wagon to abuse the mean­ing of the word. Nz­i­mande has also not made things eas­ier, as ev­ery time he opens his mouth he talks derog­a­tively about ten­der­preneurs.

A lot of black busi­ness peo­ple are dis­il­lu­sioned and feel their only hope of do­ing busi­ness is with the govern­ment. If reck­less state­ments by pop­ulist politi­cians are al­lowed to con­tinue, we run the risk of black busi­ness re­coil­ing and the cur­rent resur­gent black en­trepreneur­ship be­ing dec­i­mated.

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