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Zero tolerance for B-BBEE fronting

The B-BBEE commission sent an unflinching message to entities attempting to circumvent their transformation responsibilities: there is zero tolerance for entities involved in fronting and/or misrepresentation of their Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status and such activities will lead to criminal investigation and prosecution.

SCA ruling has no effect on the B-BBEE act and its...

We have noted the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) that declared the PPPFA Regulations of 2017 invalid and confirm that the ruling has no effect on the B-BBEE Act, as amended, and its requirements. The B-BBEE Act permits organs of state or public entities to set B-BBEE qualification criteria for procurement and other economic activities and to exceed the criteria set in the Codes of Good Practice through section 9 (6) of the B-BBEE Act.

The validity of B-BBEE certificates needs to be extended

The current COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdown implemented by the South African government, has had a significantly negative impact on businesses. Some have only recently been able to commence operations with the start of the current alert level 1 status.

ICASA invitation to apply for High-Demand Spectrum and WOAN

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) released the long-awaited Invitation-to-Apply (ITA) for both the international mobile telecommunications (IMT) spectrum, also known as high-demand spectrum, and the wireless open-access network (WOAN) on 2 October 2020.

Skills development: good for business, and good for SA youth

Learnerships are the key to optimising employability. Unemployment is a massive challenge that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. Predictions are that 35% of South Africans won’t have jobs by December. This only accounts for people who are actively looking for jobs. The number of unemployed who’ve given up looking for work is much higher.

PODCAST | B-BBEE Commission releases 2019 empowerment trends report

An interview with Safiyya Patel, Partner, Webber Wentzel, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s latest report on empowerment trends in 2019.

B-BBEE Commission releases 2019 empowerment trends report

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s latest report on empowerment trends in 2019 shows an increase in black ownership, but this is not necessarily reflected in management control scores. The B-BBEE Commission has released the annual B-BBEE trends report for the 2019 calendar year.

Women’s representation on boards need to improve drastically

In the run-up to International Women’s Day (8 March) it’s important to note that while half of the South African population and 45% of the employed workforce are female, only 20% of directors of JSE-listed companies are women. New report recommends voluntary target of 30% female board members.



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