Former South African deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka ends her eight-year term as United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women this month (August). By Ryland Fisher.
Government terminology and policy has moved from Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) to Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-bBEE) over the years, but just how broad is the base of beneficiaries?
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