The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ms Nomalungelo Gina will deliver an opening address at the Annual Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Conference that will be held virtually on Friday, 1 April 2022 under the theme “Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, Quo Vadis?”.

According to Gina, the conference is expected to reflect on progress, benefits, lessons learnt, and plans to drive economic empowerment to the next level.

“As we recount the gains and benefits of B-BBEE over an 18-year period, our consciousness should be directed towards further building a transformed economy, an economy that gives equal opportunities to all South Africans who wish to make a difference,”  says Gina.

Gina adds that the reflection on implementation of B-BBEE, is also intended to recognize the type of impact that has been made by the legislation for a period spanning almost two decades. The focus will be on how to make it more effective as a legitimate policy to drive equality.

According to Gina, this reflection will help to strongly track initiatives and the impact towards achieving the fundamental constitutional right to equality. Importantly, Gina says South Africa must be amongst the most equal societies in the world.

The conference will consist of two sessions. The first session will look into the overview of B-BBEE over the 18-year period and post-establishment of the B-BBEE Commission, with reference to the gains, the step-up areas and the vision for economic transformation.

Members of the media who wish to cover the conference should use on the link below:

Webinar ID: 913 3021 5306 | Conference pass code: 184859

Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
Tel: (012) 394 1643
Mobile: 079 5083 457
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)

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