What is the ‘Black Economic Empowerment’?

The “Black Economic Empowerment” or BEE is a new governmental policy to create awareness of the discrepancies in employment between races and to allow employment opportunities for formerly underprivileged South Africans. BEE measures were first implemented in 2003.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) was introduced in 2007 to create equal work opportunities for the entire black population, namely Africans, Coloureds, Indians, and South African Chinese.

B-BBEE aims to strengthen economic growth and broaden the employment base in South Africa. To find out more information visithttps://www.thedti.gov.za/economic_empowerment/bee.jsp