BEE is hard on bosses, but harder on the jobless
The policy has been shown to benefit only an elite within the target group, and should be judged by its effects , not its intent
Safiyya Patel recommends SA’s transformationist legislation as a model for the world (“SA laws offer global firms lessons in tackling racial injustice (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2020-07-26-sa-laws-offer-global-firms-lessons-in-tackling-racial-injustice/)”, July 26).
To the extent that SA has developed laws that emphasise race and “representivity” — which might dovetail with Black Lives Matter (BLM) as a political campaign — she has a point. What these policies have meant for prosperity and economic sustainability, or whether they are a template for “a more equitable distribution of wealth in future”, is another matter...