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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.