First Female Black Accountant On BEE & Transformation

South Africa’s first black female chartered accountant Nonkululeko Gobodo, founded Gobodo Inc. in 1996. She is also a founding partner of SizweNtsalubaGobodo and is enthusiastic about black economic empowerment and transformation. Speaking at a network event in Cape Town, Gobodo said 20 years of democracy has created a new layer of black middle class, but […]

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Oliver Awards finalists

Top Empowerment Awards Announce Their Finalists

Over the past eleven years the Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards has celebrated South Africa’s black economic empowerment champions. Recognised as the country’s most influential empowerment awards ceremony, The Oliver Awards aim to identify and acknowledge true empowerment leadership and innovation. In particular, these Awards celebrate companies and individuals in the public and private sectors […]

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The Ten Commandments For Economic Growth

For fifteen years, Mannie Hirsch, chairman of Gestalt Growth Strategies, based in Johannesburg, has wrestled with the challenges of bringing economic growth to marginalised communities in South Africa and across the continent. These, says Hirsch, are the ten lost commandments that Moses was not able to share with the world: 1. Thou shalt honour thy […]

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The Clothing Bank : A Business LaunchPad For Unemployed Women

THE Clothing Bank opened its fifth outlet in South Africa, based in Durban, on Friday last week. The local non-profit organisation (NPO), which focuses on developing sustainable business practices amongst underprivileged self-employed businesswomen through a pioneering method, is gaining increasing national reach. The NPO also has branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Paarl and Hermanus. The […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins Of BEE

Corporate governance in South Africa is a challenge for business owners, with new laws passed regularly. There are many regulations and policies to adhere to, with Black Economic Empowerment currently being the most prominent corporate governance issue, especially for those business owners wanting to secure business from government or corporates. Most business owners strategize and plan their BEE company […]

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Is B-BBEE Really Benefiting Its Intended Target Market?

The term Black Economic Empowerment conjures up many positive and negative feelings for various reasons. South Africa’s government initiated Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in a bid to redress the inequalities of the past and empower the South African people. The programme has evolved significantly over the years and, while positive in many respects, has […]

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