Talking business over bacon and eggs

2019-04-24 06:02
Eston Pillay­, Prashna Ghela, Melanie­ Veness­, Janeesha­ Perumal­, Sheldon Chetty and Byron Jeacocks­ PHOTO: byrone athman

Eston Pillay­, Prashna Ghela, Melanie­ Veness­, Janeesha­ Perumal­, Sheldon Chetty and Byron Jeacocks­ PHOTO: byrone athman

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BUSINESS Partners Limited held a networking business on Thursday to mark the start of the financial year at the Victoria Country Club, inviting Pieter­maritzburg Chamber of Business CEO Melanie Veness to share some valuable insight on the economic outlook for 2019 as the guest speaker.

Veness first reflected on a recent trip to Russia, where she remarked at the overall well-being of the country, stating that the country has shown a growth of two percent economically and has a four percent rate of unemployment.

“I felt uneasy seeing the growth of this country when thinking about our own,” she said.

Veness called for unity and inclusivity among all South Africa’s people if we were to follow in Russia’s footsteps in terms of their growth.

“As South Africans we are a diverse people, but we don’t value this diversity. We need to incorporate all our values from our diverse backgrounds and use this diversity in the business world,” said Veness.

Calling for a more united front from South Africans, Veness said that we needed to recognise the value that diversity brings and start seeing it as a strength.

Veness said that the current system we find ourselves in is that of an unsustainable system going forward.

“We need to reignite Ubuntu, adopt better values and question our truths that we hold onto so dearly,”

“When we stand together it is a beautiful thing and if we don’t open ourselves up to discussion then we will fail,” stressed Veness.

Veness ended by saying that South Africa, and Africa in general, is a land full of opportunity and if we find solutions together then we could all live together in prosperity.

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