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OPINION | A court ruling has shaken up B-BBEE requirements for state tenders - here's how

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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that businesses would no longer have to be 51% black-owned before they submitted tender applications for government applications. The court declared that the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations, promulgated by the Minister of Finance in 2017, were invalid, and set them side.

These regulations allowed organs of state to disqualify tenders on the basis of B-BBEE status and black ownership.

However, this does not impact the B-BBEE Act.

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