DTI shocks SA Inc. with BEE “clarification notice”

The Department of Trade and Industry has issued an unexpected "clarification notice" that has the business sector up in arms.

Broad-based empowerment and employee ownership schemes will from now on count less than individual share ownership.

These changes could mean empowerment programs meant to benefit many end up going to a few black industrialists.

We spoke to Tony Balshaw, Partner in charge of BEE at Mazars.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

This came like a bolt from the blue. There’s going to be a lot of litigation. Hopefully the DTI will come to their senses and address this.

Tony Balshaw, Partner in charge of BEE at Mazars

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