Transcript the kzn provincial perspective on b
THE KZN PROVINCIAL PERSPECTIVE ON B-BBEE IMPLEMENTATION
SMME/B-BBEE CONFERENCE DURBAN, ICC 31 August 2010
BACKGROUND BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (BEE) STRATEGY
Since 1994: BEE was a major thrust of all government policies YET there was no coherent strategy for its implementation.
In 2000: BEE Commission released a report which gave the first attempt at broadly defining BEE.
The BEE Commission’s report laid a good foundation for the development of strategy towards the implementation of BEE.
In 2003: a strategy for BEE was released which defined BEE as:
An integrated and coherent socio-economic process that directly contributes to the economic transformation of the country and brings about significant increases in the numbers of black people that manage, owned and control the country’s economy, as well as significant decreases in income inequalities.
Thus the BEE process will include elements of the scorecards: Ownership, Management Control, Employment Equity, Skills Development, Preferential Procurement, Enterprise Development as well as Socio-Economic Development.
VISION: A deracialized provincial economy in whose mainstream a critical mass of Black people participate meaningfully, in terms of control and ownership of private sector enterprises, and hold operational, professional, management, and executive positions in organizations of both the private and public sectors, in proportion to their demographic weight.
STRATEGIC GOALS ARE:
Increase in the number of black people who have ownership and control of existing and new enterprises ( in priority sectors).
Increase number of Black people who hold senior management and executive positions in enterprises.
Increase in the proportion of the ownership and management of economic activities vested in community-based and broad-based associations and enterprises, collective enterprises, trade unions and employee trusts.
Increase in the number of Black young people, particularly rural young people, who acquire skills.
Increase in land ownership by black people, etc.
CORE ELEMENTS OF THE STRATEGY:
Skills Development (mainly unemployed youth).
Empowerment of target group enterprises (including Black-Engendered and youth owned enterprises) through
Empowerment of persons or groups/communities to increase their
control of enterprises
and other productive assets such as Enforcement of the Employment Equity Act.
Encouragement of Corporate Social Investment from large companies
: Various Legislations and Regulations Preferential Procurement Institutional support arrangements Partnerships Enterprise Development Financing (Provincial Empowerment Fund)
: All Government Departments Financial Institutions and other Funding Agencies State Owned Enterprises/ Public Entities Organised Business BEE Verification Agencies Community-based Organisations, etc.
KZN B-BBEE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMMES
Improving knowledge of Black enterprises (on amongst other things, Incentives Schemes and available funding and/or financial support).
Sharing information on BEE opportunities.
Sharing information on government economic empowerment strategies and relevant legislations.
Sharing information on employment opportunities, etc.
Co-ordination and reporting on all initiatives of the organizations involved in skills development in the province such as FET,SETAs and JIPSA.
Redesign and implementation of government’s learnership and apprenticeship programme through the Skills Development Fund.
Co-ordination of available BEE funding instruments.
Funding of empowerment transactions/deals and structure financial arrangements.
Working with financial institutions on the financing of major BEE projects by private sector, financial institutions and the public sector development finance institutions i.e. NEF,IDC, and DBSA.
Encouraging big enterprises to comply with BEE legislation and relevant transformation strategies i.e. BEE Codes of Good Practice.
Increasing the level of preference for target groups, i.e. Black Owned, Black Empowered and Black Engendered enterprises by setting clear targets.
Ensuring that all Government Departments, SOEs and Public Entities implement the set target on procurement.
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (SECTOR MATRIX
) Focus on provincial priority sectors.
Focus on ‘graduating’ selected small Black-Owned enterprises into medium and large enterprises within selected sectors.
Direct and/or influence activities of other programmes towards prioritised and selected sectors.
Direct financing, procurement and skills development in a more focused and sustained manner.
Criteria for selection:
(a) Demonstrate potential to grow; (b) belonging in one of ffl. priority sectors: Manufacturing, Furniture, Clothing and Textile, Entertainment, ICT, Tourisms, Agriculture, Property, Agriculture and Agro-processing, and Freight and logistics, to name a few...
PARTNERSHIP AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS
Facilitating government partnerships with, and the establishment of associations of small Black enterprises at sectoral and economic-wide levels.
Forming of partnerships with various organizations (small and large) in order to facilitate the implementation of BEE programmes across the province.
BEE MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Conducting an audit of BEE performance in the province and establishing baselines for targets.
Adjusting KZN BEE scorecard targets in order to take account of baselines through the partnership and stakeholder relation programme and BEE Implementation Team.
Monitoring and evaluation of the status of BEE performance in the province.
Conducting an annual review of the strategy as well as its programmes.
KZN B-BBEE IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURE FOUR WORK STREAMS:
Preferential procurement Enterprise development Finance Skills Development NB: All above-mentioned Work Streams are comprise of all provincial Government
Department s and other relevant Stakeholders.
KZN B-BBEE IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND STRUCTURES FORMED TO DATE...
B-BBEE Ombudsman Office.
KZN B-BBEE Advisory Council (Chaired by the Premier).
B-BBEE Implementation Team and Work Streams (represented by all depts.).
Currently finalising the Provincial BEE Procurement Policy Instrument (50%) Currently undertaking BEE Verification of Government and Public Entities