Herman Mashaba on BEE, labour laws and the state of education

2015-05-26 15:48

Herman Mashaba, founder of Black Like Me Limited, believes race-based economic transformation policies will undermine economic growth and polarise society.

Davies withdraws BEE change after company backlash

2015-05-19 15:53

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has scrapped a plan to change BEE rules that threatened to put new investment deals in the country on hold for months.

‘Broad-based’ gets dumped from BEE codes

2015-05-10 15:42

This may end incentives to include workers and community groups in empowerment deals, writes Dewald van Rensburg.

BEE compliance rule may hurt top companies

2015-05-07 13:00

Some of the biggest companies in SA could fall foul of regulations and lose business after the government changed how it scores their BEE compliance.

Water department berated over slow BEE

2015-04-30 10:45

ANC MP Mlungisi Johnson has lashed out at officials of the water and sanitation department for being too slow in encouraging black business with government.

Courts to decide on mines ownership compliance

2015-03-31 14:51

Mines minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says there has been 'no consensus' with industry over a mandated target of 26% black ownership.

Bridging the BEE gap

2015-03-12 07:17

When you build a house you start with the foundations, not the roof, says Leopold Scholtz.

Anthea Jeffery: Small business and the BEE burden

2015-03-06 08:00

BEE has grown out of proportion and deviated from its original purpose – it continues to create a gap between the top earners and the rest of the SA.

Ramaphosa: BEE is the key to a prosperous SA

2014-10-26 10:23

Black economic empowerment is necessary to build a prosperous, sustainable and equitable society, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Zuma appoints new BEE council members

2014-10-23 12:30

President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members of the Presidential Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council.


Tim Modise with City Press Editor Ferial Haffajee

2015-05-25 16:46

BEE beneficiary Ferial Haffajee is a praise singer of transformation and argues that economic marginalisation of the youth is the big issue SA must confront.

Mining companies on the warpath over BEE

2015-05-17 15:00

Dewald van Rensburg looks at government’s change of heart on black ownership of mines.

Old Mutual unlocks value for BEE shareholders

2015-05-07 19:23

Old Mutual has announced the maturity of its broad-based black economic empowerment transactions that, to date, have created a net value of over R7.9bn.

Court approach on mining compliance delayed

2015-05-06 15:57

The mines ministry has yet to ask a court whether operators may claim to meet black-ownership rules even after shareholders have sold their stake in assets.


Amended broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) codes are set to come into effect on May 1 this year. We speak to an expert about the implications. Watch.

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Eskom: Insisting on 50% BEE will send coal suppliers abroad

2015-03-16 15:26

A conflict has been revealed between the Mining Charter’s requirement for 26% BEE ownership and Eskom's insistence on 50%+ for coal suppliers.

Gerhard Papenfus: BEE – a South African dilemma

2015-03-09 08:46

Looking at the situation purely from a business perspective, an expert tackles difficult questions surrounding the implementation and success of the BEE initiative.

Red tape causes failure to launch business

2015-01-23 12:29

A start-up owner says his business has failed to get off the ground due to the stranglehold of bureaucratic and regulatory requirements.

Property sector must keep transformation charter

2014-10-23 17:23

The deadline to align the Property Sector Transformation Charter with the DTI's Revised B-BBEE Act and Codes is looming, warns an expert.

Big problem with illegal BEE agents - DTI

2014-10-12 21:19

Innocent people are falling prey to illegal BEE certification agents and the state needs to put an end to this, says the department of trade and industry.

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