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WONDERFUL WEEKEND Lunch, and all that jazz Philisiwe Buthelezi, CEO of the National Empowerment Fund, speaks to Zweli Mokgata 11‘ On Fridays I usually go out to dinner with my partner, business associates or -friends. There is a new restaurant called Signature in Rivonia. I like it because it's owned by a black guy — you don't find a lot of those in the same league in the city. When I was living in Europe, we would also listen to music and dance. We'd start with dinner and go to a nightclub. But you don't find many places that offer that here for people of my age. I was a young student in Paris from 1987 toi990. I later lived in London for two years before returning to SA to work for the Reserve Bank and Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank. I went back to France in 1997 and remained there until 2002, working for the department of trade & industry before returning to SA.