4th October 2021

ANALYSIS | Business profitability depends on the socio-economic climate, and that depends on alleviating youth unemployment

This article (and an event being planned by BEE Novation) argues that we’ll need the business sector to leverage legislation like B-BBEE, Employment Equity as well as the Youth Employment Service Initiative to achieve inclusive […]
16th March 2021

The Young and The Restless: Why Every South African Business Needs to Think About Skills Development and Enterprise Development 

Economic resilience and stability depend on how frugally we work for B-BBEE Incentives Through Skills Development, Youth Employment Service and Enterprise Development, writes BEE Novation     A business owner reading a newspaper in late […]
8th March 2021

Five Reasons Why Actual Enterprise Development Can Save South Africa

Implemented well, Enterprise Development potentially addresses more nation-wide challenges than all other solutions combined because those problems begin and end with the economy.   As the below list of challenges and respective solutions demonstrates, our […]
10th February 2021

Is Compliance Businesses’ Biggest Challenge — Or Is It An Opportunity for a Win-Win Situation?

Lockdown challenged the governance compliance efforts of large businesses and informal traders alike.  What if the solution to both their problems is Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD)?     Could a collaboration between transformation consultancy […]
11th November 2020

#Brackenfell: South Africa(n Businesses), We Need to Talk

An act of (real or perceived) racism anywhere can have devastating consequences for a whole neighbourhood, its business operations and its schools: this is the possibility implicit in the EFF’s statement that it will descend […]
9th November 2020

Relying on 20/20 Hindsight to Fix your 2020/2021 Employment Equity Submission?  Follow Our Proactive Checklist Instead

Employment Equity is evolving, which changes the scope of opportunities and risks associated with complying and failing to comply respectively.  The below questions aren’t an exhaustive summary of the requirements of the Act, nor of […]

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4th April 2017

POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Why Business Needs to Own Transformation

Skim-reading just the bolded text may save you time   Our ruling party and the third-largest political party in the National Assembly are having identity crises around land ownership and “radical economic transformation.” The latter […]
10th April 2017

In Defence Of B-BBEE

Skim-reading just the bolded text may save you time Imagine there’s been a disaster and people are hurt. The Red Cross and other medical relief personnel are on the scene. They begin the triage process […]
28th June 2017


On the 26th of June, we hosted the first WHERE IS YOUR INDUSTRY GOING? panel discussion in Durban. We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make it a success. Here are a […]
26th June 2020

COVID-19, PPE Shortages and Relaxed Lockdown: A Perfect Storm

It’s September 2020, when the COVID-19 spike is expected to happen. The country’s returning to Level 4 despite pressure to escalate further to Level 5. In a speech to “dear fellow South Africans”, President Ramaphosa […]
28th June 2020

For Black Lives to Matter, Black Economic Empowerment Has To Matter

The deaths of George Floyd, Collins Khoza and Elijah McClain (among others) have returned “Black Lives Matter” to public consciousness during the global pandemic. We can’t protect democracy and our collective economic existence unless we […]