Regulation & Policy

Black Economic Empowerment Commission Report

(Reports and Research)
(File type: pdf; size: 923.16 KB)Department of Trade and Industry (National) (The Government of South Africa)

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 53 of 2003

(Act)
No. 53 of 2003Department of Trade and Industry (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This Act establishes a legislative framework for the promotion of black economic empowerment, empowers the Minister to issue codes of good practice and to publish transformation charters and establishes the Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council.

Code for Good Practice of BEE in Public-Private Partnerships

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 297.01 KB)Ministry of Finance (National)
Many programmes cannot be financed by government alone and private companies are investing with government making up Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs). Projects are taking place on national, regional and local levels. This document highlights the draft code of good practice for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in PPPs. It is for public comment.

ICT Charter (Fourth Draft)

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 702.06 KB)The Presidency (The Government of South Africa)
This BEE charter sets out targets for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. One of the aims of the charter is that, by 2010, all rural communities are to have access to some form of ICT services. 

South Africa's Economic Transformation: A Strategy for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

(Public Information)
This strategy document defines broad-based black economic empowerment and sets out the policy objectives and key principles of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). It also considers the policy instruments required to achieve BEE and financing for BEE. Finally, the document looks at the IDC's role in financing Black Economic Empowerment.

The Finance Scorecard

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 330.54 KB)Ministry of Finance (National)
The Financial Scorecard outlines how the South African Financial Industry can reach targets of employment equity by 2008 on a year-by-year basis. These targets are: 25% at executive level, 20 to 25% at senior level, 30% at middle level, 40 to 50% at junior level, 33% at board level.

The Mining Charter

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 141.19 KB)Ministry of Minerals and Energy
This was developed through the combined effort of government and the mining and minerals industry with the aim "to create a mining industry that will proudly reflect the promise of a non-racial South Africa". Companies involved include: Anglo American, Sappi, Sanlam, Murray and Roberts, Richemont and Eskom.

The Mining Scorecard

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 206.21 KB)Department of Energy (National) (The Government of South Africa)
A document that details how mining companies can self-monitor over a set of years to achieve empowerment, ownership and equity objectives. This was developed over seven months by stakeholders in the mining sector and the Department of Minerals and Energy.