Doing business successfully in South Africa by understanding Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

Description: The South African Chamber of Commerce is delighted to present two seminars on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE / Black Economic Empowerment). The first will be in conjunction with Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce on the 2nd March 2020 and the second will be on the 4th March in London.

Brexit opens up new opportunities for trade with South Africa. This Seminar is designed to give insights into one of the criteria for a successful business in South Africa, how to manage the BBBEE requirements.Come and join us to gain a deeper understanding of the BBBEE Act and associated Codes of Good Practice.

David White (left), a Business Development Mentor and HR Practitioner for the past 20 years, will share understanding of how BBBEE is encouraging learning and creating opportunity for SME's to access the economy.

Bruce Lennon (right), a qualified and experienced Practitioner in this complex field, will share insights and understanding of Black Economic Empowerment which he has gained from providing administrative and strategic support to small, medium and large companies since the Act's inception in 2003 and the Codes in 2007.

David White and Bruce Lennon work side by side each day, helping their customers to understand Black Economic Empowerment, and to remain relevant and accredited to trade services with their specific target markets.

Black Economic Empowerment is an important criterion for companies to trade effectively in the South African market. Once understood, it contains many opportunities for the development of human capital and effective supplier relationship. Companies wishing to develop business opportunities in South Africa need to be aware of the dynamics of Black Economic Empowerment legislation in order to take full advantage of it.

  • Welcome by Mike Miller, a Founder and Honorary Director of the South African Chamber of Commerce and President of the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce.
  • Welcome by South African High Commissioner to the UK HE Tembi Tambo (London)
  • Welcome by South African Chamber of Commerce Chairman Sharon Constançon, represented by a member of the Chamber
  • Presentations
  • Q&A

Tickets are £24, with a 50% discount for members.

To book for the Maidenhead event, click here.

Date:  6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wed 4th Mar 2020

Venue:  South African High Commission
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DP
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Documents available for download: 

BEE A Curse or a Blessing (189KB)

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