30 April 2024

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) Mourns the Passing of Dr. Motsuenyane and Reflects on His Monumental Impact

Johannesburg, April,30,2024 – Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Motsuenyane, an iconic figure whose remarkable journey has left an indelible mark on the country’s business landscape. Dr. Motsuenyane’s life story, epitomised in “A Testament of Hope,” serves as an inspiring narrative of resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to success in the face of adversity.

“Dr. Motsuenyane was not only a trailblazer in the business world but also a beacon of hope for aspiring entrepreneurs across South Africa. His legacy will forever be remembered as a testament to the power of perseverance and the indomitable human spirit,” said Khulekani Mathe, BUSA CEO Designate.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Motsuenyane achieved supreme heights in the realm of Black business, ascending to the highest echelons despite formidable political and socio-economic challenges. As the National President of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce (NAFCOC) for an impressive 24 years, he headed transformative initiatives that catalysed the emergence of numerous NAFCOC-sponsored businesses and companies. Notably, under his visionary leadership, enterprises such as the African Bank and Black African Development and Construction Company were established, leaving an enduring legacy of empowerment and economic advancement.

Beyond his contributions to business, Dr. Motsuenyane’s impact transcended into the political and diplomatic arenas. From serving as a Senator during the pivotal post-apartheid era to his role as Ambassador to the Gulf States, he exemplified statesmanship and diplomacy at its finest. His dedication to human rights was further evidenced through his leadership of the Motsuenyane Commission of Enquiry, which investigated human rights abuses.

“Dr. Motsuenyane’s dedication to uplifting marginalized communities through sustainable agricultural initiatives was unparalleled. His vision and leadership have contributed to a more inclusive and prosperous future for all South Africans,” said Cas Coovadia, BUSA CEO.

BUSA pays tribute to a visionary leader whose enterprising spirit, and dedication to social upliftment have left an indelible imprint on the fabric of our nation. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us of all the transformative power of perseverance, leadership, and service to others.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and wish them strength during this difficult time!


Cas Coovadia
Business Unity SA CEO


Khulekani Mathe
Business Unity SA CEO Designate


For media inquiries, please contact:
Sizwe Maswanganye
BUSA Communications Coordinator
Tel: 011 784 8000/0766516444
Email: sizwe.maswanganye@busa.org.za

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