Black economic empowerment

Infrastructure drive 'to grow black industrialists'

South Africa's massive infrastructure development programme will open up opportunities for the country's black industrial class to grow, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

The container terminal at the Port of Durban

BEE still key to transformation: Zuma

Broad-based black economic empowerment remains an integral part of South Africa's economic policies and transformation, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of the inaugural B-BBEE Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Bill to grant small-scale fishing rights

The Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill aims to give small-scale fishers collective fishing rights for the first time, helping to root out poverty and poaching in South Africa's 150 fishing communities.

Bill to take BEE 'beyond the boardroom'

South Africa's Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill aims to ensure that black people become not merely owners but active participants in companies, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said as Parliament prepared to debate the draft law on Thursday.

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