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Opening up Access to Supply Chains

Opening up Access to Supply Chains

Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) has emerged as an effective approach to achieving the vision set out in the NDP. Suppliers from previously-disadvantaged backgrounds are faced with an array of challenges when setting up businesses and attempting to enter the market. Supplier development initiatives seek to transform supply chains, by providing support through training, financing and preferential procurement.

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BEE, job creation, and the push-pull effect of procurement

BEE, job creation, and the push-pull effect of procurement

“Despite many plans and interventions by the government, unemployment continues to rear its ugly head; this is evident by the Quarter 3, of the Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) results of 29 November 2022 citing a 32,9% unemployment rate which is a slight improvement from Q2. The National Development Plan 2030 target is 11 million new jobs by 2030.”

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The Black Cellar Club:  Maturing into diversity

The Black Cellar Club: Maturing into diversity

Considering that there are more than 90 000 hectares of vines under cultivation, with over 200 000 people employed by the wine industry, and a R55-billion contribution to GDP in recent years, increasing at 10% per annum, further growth would not only be an incredible achievement, but also a welcomed boost to the South African economy.

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Strategies to improve your B-BBEE rating

Strategies to improve your B-BBEE rating

B-BBEE aims to ensure that South African citizens who were previously excluded can now have meaningful participation in the country’s economy. In line with this, a major objective of the programme is the creation of capacity at all levels through employment equity, socio-economic development, preferential procurement and skills and enterprise development.

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