Editorials
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7 May 2021
8:36 am

It’s probably time for a radical rethink of BEE policy

Editorials

A major problem with BEE is that it has been almost impossible for black people to criticise it without being labelled as 'sell-outs'.

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Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has always been regarded as one of the rational, balanced voices in our society so, when she says that the policy of black economic empowerment (BEE) is a “lost cause”, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. This, after all, is not someone who can easily be dismissed with the casual “white right-winger” slur; she is a black South African woman passionate about seeing her country succeed for all its people. READ MORE: Mboweni heads to ConCourt to save B-BBEE rule Addressing guests online at the 2021 Nadine Gordimer Lecture hosted by Wits University on...