South Africa’s townships are hives for entrepreneurial activity.
CodeNgwana graduated its first cohort of coding class learners
Insights on the 5 top trends in education.
SA needs to prepare our children for the fourth industrial revolution.
A market for transformation.
For challenges and successes of transformation in South Africa.
The first-of-its-kind online shopping mall in Africa.
Afrofuturism refers to a reimagined future filled with art, culture, technology and science as seen through a black lens.
Experts give their insights on B-BBEE.
An interview with former President, Kgalema Motlanthe.
We can empower our youth to lead the way and in fact pioneer new ways of working in the digital age.
Have you joined our empowerment network yet?
Diversity Empowerment champions a sustainable new model for transformation with an eye on the youth.
Why it should matter to you.
Fixing B-BBEE starts with recognising three truths that will contribute to the economy and job creation.
NPI Governance Consulting releases the “25 Years of Nation Building to Transformation” report.
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Q&A with Enver Duminy, Cape Town Tourism CEO.
Qetello Zeka on the state of transformation in the petroleum industry.
Here is how you can improve your rating.
B-BBEE is a win-win for all South Africans, says Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli.
Empowering the youth is key to our growth as a country, says Gee Motsepe.
Transformation in SA is still a ‘tick box exercise’ to get to the much-coveted Level 1, says Lebo Masilela.
An interview with clean-cut eco-entrepreneur and founder of Nurturer, Khululekani Nyobole.
The BEE Commission has warned of decisive action against companies that fail to remedy.
We spoke to Rashiq about what a day in the life of an urbanist looks like.
This exhibition deals with globalisation, identity and culture.
Compliance can be a tricky process for many businesses.
The best competitive advantage organisations can leverage is their people.
In a no-holds-barred interview, Thuli Madonsela opens up about true empowerment in South Africa.
Noluvuyo Mpekelana is passionate about empowerment and changing the world.
Bulelani Balabala is driven by passion for entrepreneurship development.
Tourism can empower individuals in local communities.
Successfully marketing a brand across Africa is no easy task.
Here’s how to get the best B-BBEE accreditation.
We profile organisations tasked with helping SMMEs get off the ground.
These sugarcane farms are going from strength to strength.
We discuss the future of Wi-Fi and how it can help improve the lives of Africans.
Keep the measurement of BEE credentials consistent.
Africa has to match the progress with mega infrastructure projects.
Does the Velar do any justice to its R1-millon price tag?
Makole Group wants to make a meaningful investment in the FinTech sector.
The annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards announced its 2018 finalists.
Round 1 awards category finalists.
The South African NASA named a planet after.
Q&A with former Nedbank Group Executive: Thulani Sibeko.
We put the rivesed B-BBEE codes of good practice under the microscope.
An interview with the Financial Director of Coca-Cola Beverages SA.
Less than a quarter of all Chartered Accountants (CAs) in South Africa are black.
South Africa currently has a total of six doctors per 10 000 people, versus the global average of 15.
It’s still a struggle to do business as a black person, says Ntokozo Ntuli.
Black engineers comprise only 14% of South Africa’s professional engineers.
We chat to our winners and sponsors at the 2017 Oliver Top Empowerment Awards.
An interview with Phethiwe Matutu, one of the country’s pioneering scientists.
The Sophia Town-themed Awards came alive on 30 March 2017.
He talks about the fundamental keys to real economic empowerment.
Transformation in the professions in South Africa remains a challenge.
This article takes a look behind the scenes at the life and times of business titan Dr Richard John Pelwana Maponya.
Here, in what is still one of the world’s most unequal countries, Patrice Motsepe is leading that change.
DTI Minister speaks about the Black Industrialist & Agro-Processing programmes.
Nedbank According to Nedbank’s head of communications Esme Arendse, there is still a lot of work to be done with regard to transformation in the sector. She states that management control and employment remain a challenge – especially in relation to the representation...
South Africa’s financial services industry manages an estimated R1.23-trillion of the country’s wealth. According to Mail & Guardian the pace of change in the financial services sector has come into sharper focus as it continues to contribute significantly to the...
An interview with Zodwa Ntuli – Acting Commissioner The B-BBEE Commission opened its doors in April 2016 – Acting Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli speaks about the state of transformation in South Africa. Please give an overview of the nature of the complaints received thus...
After moderate gains in the second quarter of 2016, South Africa’s economy stalled during the third, with consumer spending slowing. The construction and mining sectors continued to underperform, which in turn negatively impacted the metals and engineering industries....
The mine decline According to Statistics South Africa, the outlook for the mining sector is not looking particularly promising. With an estimated 6.9% decrease in production at the start of 2017, severe cuts in expenditure and human capital are definitely on the...
Law online Legal software and business solutions company LexisNexis and the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) conducted a survey in 2016 which involved 750 law firms across South Africa. It aimed to analyse the multitude of challenges experienced by these firms when...
Government seeks to create at least 100 black industrialists over the next three years. What is the plan for making this a reality? The Black Industrialist Programme (BIP) is a key component of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Industrial Policy Action Plan...
The recently-elected mayors of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth say they are looking to get more value for money for empowerment initiatives by cancelling certain projects and considering reviewing others, while overhauling their supply-chain systems. This,...
Top Empowered Companies aims to identify South Africa’s top empowered companies through thorough evaluation of their empowerment credentials, financial performance and the triple bottom line. It has developed these research criteria with the University of Cape...
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) sold 17.5% of its shareholding in Appletiser South Africa (ASA) to African Pioneer Group (APG) – a black-owned investment company. Sipho Excellent Madlala, a new entrant black empowerment partner and a 20-year veteran of CCBSA,...
The world’s surface is 71% water. The other 29% faces increasing populations and decreasing resources. No wonder, then, that countries are starting to unlock the socio-economic benefits of aquaculture, marine mining and other ocean-based industries. South Africa,...
Cyril Ramaphosa Widely respected as a negotiator and strategist, Cyril Ramaphosa played a significant role, along with Roelf Meyer of the ruling National Party, in the negotiations to bring about the peaceful end to apartheid. Born: 17 November 1952 Nationality: South...
Sector Charter Councils had until 15 November 2015 to submit aligned Sector Codes for approval to Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies. The amended codes specify that businesses will be measured in terms of specific sector occupied by Broad-codes. However,...
Mzukisi Mbane, self-taught designer who used his seamstress mother’s sewing machine much as an artist would use a paintbrush, was inspired by his fashionista grandmother from an early age. Growing up in Khayelitsha, he qualified as an accountant – but that is not...
Education is the most important tool we can use if we want to transform South Africa politically and economically, says former ANC treasurer general Advocate Mathews Phosa. In a wide-ranging interview at his office in Bryanston, Phosa, who is now a successful businessman, said that education was the best form of empowerment.
On 30 November 2008 Dr Nthato Motlana passed away at the age of 83; an astute businessman, committed political activist, incisive academic, and untiring philanthropist, he had been a key figure in the politics of Johannesburg for over 60 years and continues to be an...
The closure in 1980 of the University of the North for two months due to political unrest marked a turning point in Herman Mashaba’s life. In his second year of a B. Admin, the young Mashaba decided not to return when the university re-opened and instead worked for...
This selection of five of South Africa’s top empowered companies is based on the JSE listings. The article looks at each of the companies from the perspective of their empowerment and transformation policies.
In this article we highlight 5 of SA’s top business directors. Vincent Mntambo Vincent Mntambo has a history of leadership positions that extends back to head prefect at Musi High School in Primville. As a student, Mntambo represented the students on the Soweto...
In February 2015 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, was named as one of the world’s top 10 richest black people – alongside Nigeria’s Alika Dangote and Oprah Winfrey. He founded – and chairs – African Rainbow Minerals, a publicly traded firm that...
In this article we highlight 5 of SA’s top black CEO’s. Sipho Nkosi Sipho Nkosi is the Chief Executive Officer at Exxaro. He was appointed in November 2007 and announced earlier this year that he will be retiring in March 2016. Nkosi is described as being...
In this article Impumelelo highlights a selection of South African top black business owners. Patrice Motsepe In February 2015 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, was named as one of the world’s top 10 richest black people – alongside Nigeria’s...
Determined not to be paralysed by the apartheid system, Richard Maponya hired lawyers – Mandela and Tambo – to assist him in obtaining a business licence in order to trade in Soweto in the 50s. Trained as a teacher, he worked as a stock taker at a clothing...
An interview with Finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene. Interviewed in his office in Pretoria about the National Development Plan (NDP), Nene said the transformation of the economy was a priority for government. “As a country we are confronted with the triple challenge of...
The world’s population is expected to increase by a third in 35 years’ time according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food production would therefore have to increase by 60% – whilst at the same t ime taking into account variables such as climate change....
Impumelelo is South Africa’s premier empowerment magazine, with last year’s 15th edition of 10 000 copies all selling out. The 16th edition showcases more than 1 400 Top Empowered Companies in South Africa. Below are 10 fast facts about empowerment you didn’t know,...