White face, black front: Firm accused of BEE fronting

2014-06-08 10:12

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George Moss (72) thought he was broke?–?then he discovered he held 11% of the shares in a company that had done business with mining giants, including Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in Limpopo.

Amplats phoned Moss in 2012, asking whether he worked for Hanwill Mafofela Mining, which specialises in loading and hauling. “I told them I did, as a gardener and sometimes a driver.

They asked how much I was paid and I told them R4?000 [a month]. Then they asked if I was a director. I told them I didn’t know what that meant. They told me I owned 11% of the company,” he said.

This conversation, and a subsequent investigation by Amplats, led to Mafofela Mining losing its contracts with the mining house late in 2012.

Now the company is being investigated for a second time.

The department of trade and industry’s BEE division, tasked with probing allegations of fronting (using black employees and the resulting BEE status to obtain contracts), confirmed to City Press this week that Mafofela Mining was under investigation.

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