Cope to focus on BBBEE action

2009-02-19 00:00

COPE will do all in its power to support the effective implementation of broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) and affirmative action when it comes to power.

That was the message from Cope deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa yesterday when he addressed the Black Business Executive Circle at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Citing a study by private market researcher Consulta Research, Shilowa said that BEE progress has been slow in the private sector.

The research suggested that 38,9% of respondents have no plan or have made no progress on BEE, compared to the 19,7% who have fully implemented it; 74,8% of respondents have no black ownership and 60,3% do not comply with employment equity targets.

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