BEE under attack, says Wiphold CEO

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in News, Press Releases

Louisa Mojela, co-founder and group CEO of pioneer women’s empowerment vehicle Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Wiphold), says attacks on their legitimacy by the broad-based BEE commissioner are threatening BBBEE. Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli, who was appointed last year, says Wiphold and other respected pioneer empowerment vehicles are black ownership fronts. Wiphold’s appeals to trade & industry […]

Tyinira Rural Development Initiative

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in News

In every community, we find individuals doing good deeds and sometimes we do not get to hear these great stories. Here is a good story of Noxolo Ntamo, one of the women driving the Tyinira Rural Development Initiative. Read it here.

A tribute to Nyameka Goniwe

Posted on Nov 27, 2020 in News

NYAMEKA GONIWE (nee PUWANI) 3 June 1951 – 29 August 2020 It is Heritage Day 2020. My thoughts turn to the legacy of a remarkable South African woman, Nyameka Goniwe of Cradock in the Eastern Cape. Her unexpected, lonely death has shocked many and it is out of deep sorrow that I put pen to […]

EDITORIAL: Broad-based BEE commissioner has gone rogue

Posted on Nov 26, 2020 in News

The broad-based BEE commissioner is abusing her power and only minister Ebrahim Patel can stop her. Zodwa Ntuli, who was appointed when the commission was set up in 2019, has made a point of questioning the status of broad-based empowerment schemes, arguing that these are not genuine black owners. On an abstract, intellectual level, she […]

BEE pioneers fight for their legitimacy

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 in News

Some of SA’s oldest and most respected empowerment vehicles say they are fighting for survival after the commission tasked with monitoring empowerment transactions indicated that it regarded them as ownership fronts and not genuine black owners. The question mark over their empowerment status, first raised by the Broad-based BEE (BBBEE) Commission in April 2019, has […]

Kgatelopele Social Development Forum

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in News

This is a story of empowerment, and an example of community members taking ownership of the solutions to their problems. It is the story of the Kgatelopele Social Development Forum, in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Read their story here.

Pioneers of Broad-Based BEE are fighting for survival

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in News, Press Releases

As South African business and society unite to deal with the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus – correctly — is increasingly on the need for new investment to trigger growth. It is, without doubt, time for all hands on deck, and logic suggests that patriotic black-owned South African companies should be at […]

Deena Bosch talks about her time with SCAT and Ditikeni

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in News, Press Releases

This year has certainly had no shortage of crises and challenges that it has thrown at us. But over the past few months we have been able to share with you the many stories of ordinary men and women who have decided they must do something, to help people in need. We sat down with […]

Entlango Primary Agricultural Coop.

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in News

Khumbulani Yekani’s story is one of a purpose-driven individual. In this extract, he tells the story of his journey with the Entlango Primary Agricultural Cooperative. As you can read here  it is a story of rural communities taking a stand and working together to manage the challenges they face.  

InterChurch Local Development Agency

Posted on Nov 11, 2020 in News

The InterChurch Local Development Agency is a beacon of hope for their local community in the Eastern Cape town of Uitenhage. This agency assists rural community members with the many daily challenges they face. Nobuzwe Mofokeng writes about her labour of love for the people of Uitenhage.