What is ESD?

ESD is a combination of Preferential Procurement, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Development and Enterprise Development Elements to service business needs. It is part of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policy to advance economic transformation in South Africa. The aforesaid can be defined as follows: Preferential Procurement is a national policy that encourages government departments and agencies…

What qualifies as Disability

a) There must be an impairment An impairment may either be physical or mental or a combination of both. A physical impairment means “a partial or total loss of a bodily function or part of the body. It includes sensory impairments such as being deaf, hearing impaired or visually impaired”. A mental impairment is a…

Promoting skills development

Fatima Asmal 27 Nov 2015 In 1998, the National Skills Authority (NSA) was established in terms of Section 4 of the Skills Development Act. One of the functions of the NSA is to advise the minister of higher education and training on a National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) as well as guidelines on the implementation of the…

B-BBEE COMMISSION INITIATES INVESTIGATIONS INTO POSSIBLE FRONTING PRACTICES

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has initiated investigations against specific entities for possible violation of the B-BBEE Act relating to the B-BBEE ownership structures and non-compliance with the Codes of Good Practice in respect of the verification process. All entities were notified, and if there are adverse findings against them, they will be…