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Black business credibility hit by fake BEE, says Gestalt

  • Date Posted: May 25, 2017
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

A wave of BEE fronting schemes is causing ‘collateral damage’ among genuinely empowered black businesses, says Gestalt, a leading BEE consultancy.

Construction Codes Can Fix BEE Inertia, says Gestalt

  • Date Posted: May 25, 2017
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Envisaged construction sector BEE codes have the potential to re-energise transformation while creating a platform for strategic platform at wide-awake building firms and contractors.

B-BBEE Amendment bill may not solve the problem

  • Date Posted: November 24, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Amendment bill that is under review after the period for public comment is expected to be released later this year.

Business Losing BEE race against time

  • Date Posted: October 1, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Businesses nationwide are engaged in a desperate race against time to boost their skill development scores and maintain their empowerment profile.

The Growth Industry of BEE Fronting

  • Date Posted: December 10 January 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Growth Industry: BEE fronting

Look out for a big rise in BEE fronting and circumvention. The prediction comes from Deon Oberholzer, Group CEO of Gestalt, a leading BEE Consultancy.

Amended codes with much tougher BEE requirements are now in full force.

Amended BBBEE Codes

  • Date Posted: December 9, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Update on the Progress of the Amended BBBEE Codes and How It Affected You

Several amendments to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes have created some confusion amongst business owners about the impact, the process and the applicability of the Codes to the specific industry.

BBBEE Elements

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Priority BBBEE Elements and Measurement Changes

The BBBEE Elements on the Generic Scorecard have been changed from 7 elements to 5 elements. The previous elements included:

B-BBEE Verification Agencies

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

The Roles and Responsibilities of B-BBEE Verification Agencies

B-BBEE verification agencies must be SANAS accredited. In order to become SANAS accredited, the agencies must apply in writing and provide the required evidence of meeting the requirements set out by SANAS.

BEE – It’s not just about painting the town black.

  • Date Posted: June 27, 2013
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Despite the heavy focus on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in the media and in corporate governance circles, there are still many misconceptions and uncertainties in the market.

Black Partner

  • Date Posted: October 29, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Why the hell do I need a black partner?

by Deon Oberholzer*

BEE ownership is not only a legislative or policy issue. It’s very personal, very emotional and very likely to provoke a hostile response from white owner-managers who have built their businesses from scratch.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Scorecard

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Scorecard

The Amended B-BBEE Codes’ compliance transitional period ends on 30 April 2015 with effectiveness of the Codes for all commencing on the 1st of May 2015.

New Code Crisis

  • Date Posted: September 29, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

You wanted to know how bad the new codes crisis was…now we can tell you.

Thousands of businesses face the imminent threat of losing their empowerment status with the new codes – in many cases, crippling their volumes and growth prospects at a time when the economy faces possible recession. We have uncovered the likely scale of the new codes crisis following scrutiny of real-life impacts at more than 1000 companies across numerous industrial and service sectors.

QSE and Generic BEE Requirements

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

Amended B-BBEE Codes – Changes to QSE and Generic BEE Requirements

The QSE and Generic BEE requirements have changed significantly with the Amended B-BBEE Codes for which the transitional period for compliance will end on the 30th of April 2015.

SANAS and IRBA and the Future

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

SANAS, IRBA and the Future

The dti recently provided assurance to companies by stating that they don’t plan to take B-BBEE verification in-house.

Sector Codes

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Author: Deon Oberholzer

The Amended B-BBEE and How Sector Codes Are Affected

In the latest development regarding the new deadline for implementation of the Amended B-BBEE Codes, it is now clear that it is highly unlikely that the Sector Codes will be ready for implementation by the end of the Transitional Period on the 1st of May 2015. 

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