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Land, The Solution To Economic Freedom?

Land is a four-letter word. And so is vote. But that is not the only thing that they have in common. Ryland Fisher unpacks why land reform, and especially restitution and expropriation, is fast becoming one of the main issues around which the election in 2019 will be fought.

The JSE’s Quest For Diversity

The clamour to have black South Africans play a greater role in the economic sphere is as loud as ever. Sandile Luthuli takes an in-depth look at economic redress.

Competition Laws Shed A Different Light On Transformation

Denise Mhlanga reports on how the current focus on socio-economic issues highlights market transparency and transformation.

What Does Our Junk Status Mean?

With South Africa’s credit rating downgraded to sub-investment grade, or junk status, “rating agencies” have become the buzzword of choice. But how exactly do they fit into a country’s economic narrative. By Babalwa Shota.

We Must Be Ready For Change

Today’s leaders are working in a very complex environment where change is the only constant. Busi Mavuso, BMF MD, takes a look at just how volatile and uncertain our world is.

Implementing Climate Smart Agriculture

Agriculture has the potential to drive economic growth and create jobs. However, the drought of the past few years has seen the decline in the sector’s contribution to GDP. Denise Mhlanga reports.

Overview

Empowerment analyses the achievements made relating to our government’s aims with regards to:

  • Black-owned and managed enterprises – highlighting successes and challenges as well as a focus on small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
  • Access to finance for black entrepreneurs.
  • Local community empowerment in relation to land ownership, infrastructure and skills.
  • Development through mentorships, learnerships and internships and skills.
  • Preferential procurement policy successes.

The success of the Black Management Forum founded in 1976 on the advancement of black people in the workplace  focussing on Skills Development; Mentorships; BEE Codes and Employment Equity.


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