See How Richard Maponya Was Honoured For His Contribution To Black Business

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Entrepreneur and property developer Richard Maponya was one of 20 black business pioneers honoured on Friday for their contribution to business.

They were honoured at a gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre.

United Democratic Movement(UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa was among those who attended the event.

President Jacob Zuma‚who was a key note speaker at the event said the black business pioneers had‚ despite operating under restrictive laws of the apartheid regime‚ risen above their challenges and become household names.

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“It is through the actions of these pioneers that we are able to motivate young people today”.

“You have proven that black people are capable in business.”

Zuma said there was a need to register all informal traders including those who were from neighbouring countries.

“We can’t have mushrooming businesses without knowing who they are.”

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