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.

Ramaphosa admits state's BEE limitations

2014-09-18 07:40

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is candid about the limitations of government empowerment policies, but says the state is committed to "force transformation".

Hundred black industrialists to be created - dti

2014-08-15 14:49

The dti will launch an incentive scheme that will specifically focus on black industrialists, because it regards the current system as being open for abuse.

Practical support helps BEE businesses grow

2014-07-22 12:49

With the right support, there is no reason why more entrepreneurs in South Africa shouldn’t be able to take their businesses to the next level, an expert says.

Solidarity cautions Telkom about race

2014-07-04 05:00

Solidarity has warned Telkom not to use race in deciding which employees to retrench and its consulting its lawyers.


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.

Up by the bootstraps

2014-10-02 07:18

Afrikaner upliftment holds valuable lessons for SA today, says Leopold Scholtz.

Ascendis Health concludes BEE deal

2014-09-15 18:02

Ascendis Health has concluded a R50m BEE transaction with WDB Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited.

Lonmin enters into BEE agreement

2014-07-30 19:37

Platinum group Lonmin has entered into binding agreements with the Bapo ba Mogale community to meet black economic empowerment targets.

Zimbabwe to clarify controversial BEE law

2014-07-04 09:11

Zimbabwe will have to clarify its empowerment law as it seeks to be in good standing with the AfDB, World Bank and IMF, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Why smother SMEs with accreditations?

2014-06-02 18:07

A fledgling small business owner wants to know whose business is it anyway?

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