Gardner and Ramaphosa to embark on business venture

2011-10-25 08:26

United States businessman Chris Gardner announced that he and South African businessman and politician Cyril Ramaphosa were embarking on an empowerment deal together, according to reports today.

Gardner told delegates at a business conference in Chicago yesterday that there was a huge empowerment deal in the pipeline for South Africa, but he was tight-lipped about the details, the SABC reported.

“Cyril [Ramaphosa] and I are about to do something that frankly has never been done before,” Gardner told the conference.

“We are tremendously excited about it and I will be speaking with him tomorrow [Tuesday] afternoon.”

Gardner’s life story was depicted in the Hollywood movie The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006, which featured Will Smith as Gardner, an on-and-off homeless salesman turned stockbroker.

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