Kgank Matabane, CEO of the BBC (Image: BBC)

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES EXCLUDED FROM PORTS ECONOMY

For black-owned businesses to benefit from future mega infrastructure projects in the ports sector, there is need to set up clear transformation objectives for the sector and making ownership and managerial control key requirements for private sector participation. The state Read the full story

Kgank Matabane, CEO of the BBC (Image: BBC)

BBC URGES GOVERNMENT TO CHALLENGE COURT RULINGS

Consecutively, courts have declared the Tourism Fund and the some sections of the Mining Charter as non-binding and illegal. In view of this, the Black Business Council believes government should respond timeously. The country’s courts have made two rulings which Read the full story

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4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

Employers will be subjected to strict audit before the certificates are issued. without the certificate, a business entity cannot do business with neither the state nor any of its organs. Following the amendment of Section 53 of the Employment Equity Read the full story

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SAB BREWING ENTREPRENUERS TO PERFECTION

Applications are now open for the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme. Entrepreneurs who are living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are also welcome from businesses working in new and growing sectors such as export, manufacturing, food processing, water, energy and waste Read the full story

STRONG CASE FOR PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT FOR WOMEN

The Preferential Procurement Act should be revised to make the involvement of women-owned companies compulsory. A gender specialist believes the national preferential procurement ‘could be an effective tool to build economic resilience for women’. Data suggests that there is a Read the full story

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DUBAI GROUP’S ACQUISITION OF IMPERIAL LOGISTICS TO INCLUDE BLACK-OWNERSHIP

DP World buys Imperial Logistics for R12.7 billion, vowing to comply with BBBEE Act. A few weeks ago the Competition Commission blocked the sale of Burger King South Africa to a private equity fund to forestall the loss of black-ownership Read the full story

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PRACTICE NOTE CLARIFIES POSITION OF TRUSTS UNDER B-BBEE CODE OWNERSHIP

Ownership, as defined by Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, has been a grey area, lending itself to different interpretations by regulators and major entities alike, as well as being viewed by businesses as the most cumbersome component of Read the full story

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3 CHANGES MADE TO THE COMPETITION ACT TO ENFORCE BLACK OWNERSHIP

The Competition Commission‘s move to block the acquisition of Burger King South Africa by private equity fund, ECP Africa, may have shocked some, viewed as an extreme measure. However, the oversight body was merely enforcing the increased scope of its Read the full story