Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE): 2004 to 2009: Abstract
Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE): 2004 to 2009 is a case study by Eulalie Metton.
One of the most important black economic empowerment events of the period 2004 to 2009 was the promulgation of the Broad-based Black Economic Codes of Good Conduct (the Codes) in February 2007. In 2004, when the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) was promulgated, it provided a legal framework on which to base fair and equitable participation in private sector organisations by the widest possible number of black South Africans. The 2003 Act was the culmination of a long debate and subsequent legislative process. According to the government, it was “but one of many government interventions to redress the economic imbalances that were the result of apartheid”. The purpose of the 2003 Act was “to put mechanisms in place to accelerate the entry of black people into the first economy”
This document intends to provide background information on South Africa’s policy of broad-based black economic empowerment.