The Second Revolution

Milase Mzamo knew what her future business partner Shaun Webber would look like before she even met him: white, male, construction worker. "I was thinking big like a rugby player," says Mzamo, 36, who, with three other black women, owns a company called Infinity Inc., founded in late 2002 to buy a stake in Cape Town's booming construction industry. "And when I met him he was those things." But over lunch last August, Mzamo discovered that she had more in common with Webber, the managing director of design and building firm NMC, than she might have guessed. Both were raised in...

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