Angie’s Angle: What Empowerment Means to Me 

I have been in the business of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment for more than 20 years, and in that time have thought about BEE a lot! But I’ve usually thought about empowerment in terms of other people, not necessarily in regard to myself. After all, I am...

A better life for all

Since 1994, South Africans have been throwing their weight, to varying degrees, behind The South African Project. As a country, we have been trying to move towards a more equal society, one that will provide “A Better Life for All”.   But what does a better life for...

B-BBEE and the Potential for a Business Trophic Cascade 

From the early 1990s, there have been some who have viewed businesses, and indeed our economy, as a kind of ecosystem. In his Harvard Business Review article entitled “Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition”, James F Moore defined a business ecosystem as “an...

Why What You Think You Know About B-BBEE is Wrong

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) sometimes gets a bad rap. Whether it’s accusations of fronting, or being referred to as an additional tax with no return on, or even accusations of theft, it would seem that, for some, the pervasive feeling on B-BBEE is...

What we want the future of South Africa to look like 

South Africa has the potential to be one of the best places in the world to live. Our weather is (mostly) impeccable, our people are known to be some of the friendliest in the world, and our constitution is one of the most internationally acclaimed for being inclusive...