Nov 12, 2019

Branson South African launch marred by Twitter row

VIRGIN Sir Richard Branson has faced criticism on twitter after posting an image to mark the launch this new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. The photo is criticised for failing to reflect the diversity of South Africa. One of the critics is South African fashion designer Thula Sindi, who says: "Where did you find so many white people in South Africa?". In the tweet, Sir Richard said: "Wonderful to be in South Africa to help launch the new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. We aim to become the heart of entrepreneurship for Southern Africa." South Africa's Africa's population of almost 58 million, is 80% black African, and Sir Richard writes in his blog that the "Economy is dependent on entrepreneurial activity for creating future economic growth and jobs".

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