Why Fronting is a No Good, Terrible, Very Bad Idea

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, or B-BBEE, can be an expensive exercise that requires a lot of administration and ongoing work. It can, for some, therefore be tempting to engage in B-BBEE practices, such as “fronting” that will garner you and your company the...

Unlocking the Doors to Business: Maximising Your B-BBEE Scorecard

There can be no doubt that your Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Scorecard has become your key to unlocking the doors to business in South Africa. Though recent legislation will make it easier to do business with government, as it will now be unnecessary for...

Overcoming the Challenges of B-BBEE in Your Business

There can be no denying the benefits of doing Broad-Based Back Economic Empowerment correctly, both within the business environment and in terms of contributing to the South African Project as a whole. However, it is also worth noting that there are a number of...

Angie’s Angle: A Hand Up, Not A Handout

There is a particularly frustrating point of view about Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment that some view as doing good or being ‘charitable’. Seeing B-BBEE as a handout is deeply unfair and this perspective has no place in a community that is striving to be...

Leadership As A Service: Moving from Power to Empowerment

There is a difference between being a boss and being a leader. Being a boss can bring back the now-archaic image of the fat-cat businessman, pocket watch et al, sitting behind a boardroom desk and making big decisions that negatively affect the little guy while...