Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have come together for a two-day indaba to discuss key issues relating to the development of a Transformation Charter for Agriculture.

Lifeskills and personal development training company, Free to Grow, has concluded a landmark BEE deal that will see the company's licensees sharing in the benefits of the new improved company with no financial risk.

Companies wishing to get a positive BEE rating should not forget that their skills development initiatives contribute to their score. Sarah Babb, MD of The Skills Framework explains how this works.

After a rush of skilled black people left the corporate world to take advantage of BEE deals in smaller, private companies, many are heading back to the corporate world because of lack of real money-making opportunities.

The Nelson Mandela Metro has laid a charge of fraud against a Uitenhage man for allegedly using illiterate black men as a front for his employment companies.

Old Mutual had plenty of time to work on their BEE deal, and they needed it. The elaborate plan includes all their major subsidiaries and includes a broad-based grouping of beneficiaries. 702 and Cape Talk business editor Bruce Whitfield looks at the players.

In what could be an impetus to the current economic boom, the International Investment Council (IIC)yesterday presented a glowing report on the various economic programme initiated by the government.

Bloemfontein - The Free State will host a two-day Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) conference, starting on the 28th February, aimed at creating a platform for economic growth in the province.

North West Department of Public Works says it will ensure that more women, youth and people living with disabilities benefit from the construction industry.

President Mbeki has responded in parliament to those who claim that the governmetn BEE policies are reverse racism. He has called on all South Africans to work together for a prosperous South Africa.



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