An intervention is required to enhance black participation in procurement in engineering and construction, writes Thami Mazwai ENTREPRENEURSHIP and small business are the catch-phrases of the day, and rightly so if we must turn things around. In addition to the creation of a small-business ministry, development agencies and the government at all levels have put small business at the top of the agenda. But it is the Treasury that has stolen the march. The Treasury knows the infrastructure roll-out programme can catapult black companies into manufacturing and engineering, where jobs get created and skills get honed.But supply chain adjudication is very strict for such projects, to ensure that high standards of delivery are maintained and corrupt activities, including fronting, are eradicated. This means all stakeholders, including the government, must up their game in the delivery chain. After all, we cannot afford buildings or bridges that collapse on people. Black business, right or...

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