Black economic empowerment

SAA to nurture black business

South African Airways is moving away from "talk-shopping" towards inclusive participation of black business in its goods and services procurement, says the airline. SAA's procurement arm has a large enough capacity to incubate a group of black industrialists, it adds.

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SA commits R1bn to supporting black industrialists

A R1-billion government incentive scheme aimed at developing black industrialists will help South Africa achieve radical transformation of its economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the Black Industrialists Indaba held in Midrand this week.

Historical issues are hampering transformation: Zuma

Policies that help create black industrialists in townships and rural areas need to be the focus of the newly appointed Black Economic Empowerment Council, President Jacob Zuma said at the council's inaugural session held at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday.

R90m fund for black South African filmmakers

Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.

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