Provinsies en munisipaliteite is onderhewig aan Nasionale wetgewing, hetsy of daar nou koalisies bestaan tussen die EFF of DA of COPE of VF+, word alle bywette en ook ordonnansies, tenders, aanstelling van persone, onderhewig gemaak aan die Nasionale wetgewer. If any party forms a coalition with those that made the rules and legislation, they are in the same position and there are no win-win situations. Coalitions are no guarantees against the scrapping or changing of B-BBEE or expropriations. National legislations are there for all of us, also provinces and muncipalities. Even trustlands and cpa’s are controlled by those majority rule in parliament. Homelands changed to Trustlands after 1994.
Daar bestaan nie ‘n oorwinning van koalisies binne ons regeringstelsels nie, anders sou die Demokratiese Alliansie al lankal meer gewen het in 25 jaar, want hulle het immers die Wes-Kaap en ook ander metropole onder hul DA bestuur (met die medewerk van sommige oningeligtes).
Dit beteken net mooi niks want die WETGEWER bepaal alle wetgewing, nie die munisipaliteite en provinsie nie. Al wat basies kan gebeur, die paaie en dienste kan beter wees, maar dis waar dit stop. Wanneer ‘n groot misdaad kopuitsteek is dit die Polisie se werk, is dit die Nasionale Polisie wat moet optree. Watter magte het munisipale owerhede – net mooi niks. As die een party vennootskap kwaad is vir die ander, word die ander maklik in die rug gesteek. Dit gebeur al sedert 1994 met ons blankes.
As daar bv. 3-4 partye in ‘n koalisie betrokke is, gebeur dit so maklik dat die een die ander verruil vir selfmag en eie ek, ongelukkig is dit geen waarborge teen swart bemagtiging en/ onteiening nie. Die drie groot partye het hul reeds verbind tot swart bemagtiging en onteiening. Bestudeer Hansards vir die werklikheid of beleidsdokumente.
Provinces or municipalities do not make the laws, parliament do – with the help of the ANC – DA and EFF. They all support B-BBEE and expropriation.
QUOTE FROM THE PROVINCE : WESTERN CAPE
- What is BEE?
- What is the Black Economic Empowerment Sub-directorate?
- What are the aims of this unit?
- What services does the BEE unit offer?
- BEE Terminology
BEE is the broad approach to de-racialise South Africa’s economy and to fast track the entry of Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) into the business arena. BEE is an inclusive process that needs all sectors of the economy’s input to make it work. Government is trying to create real BEE and avoid the situation of ‘fronting’ which many companies still apply.
Each industry sector is responsible for a Charter which describes the environment as it currently is and the environment required for fulfilling Broad Based Economic Empowerment. The Mining, Finance and Oil Industries have finalised their BEE Charters. Other industries, such as the Wine, Tourism and ICT sectors have produced Draft Charters.
BEE is associated with good governance and forms part of an overall growth strategy for all these sectors as well as aiming to create equitable market activity.
WHAT IS THE BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT SUB-DIRECTORATE?
This sub-directorate is responsible for planning and implementing the principles of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (passed on 9 January 2004) in the Western Cape. This Act is the accepted framework for economic empowerment for both business and government. While the Act encourages companies to implement BEE, it has currently no specific penalties or specific deadlines. Many companies are on board, but government still perceives the pace of change to be too slow.
The BEE sub-directorate offers assistance to white businesses to adjust their BEE profile in line with the Act’s requirements and guides and facilitates the needs of black businesses allowing them to develop and grow.
The unit also aims to:
- Increase the number of black people who control enterprises.
- Facilitate the ownership and management of enterprises and productive assets by communities, co-operatives and other collective enterprises.
- Develop human resources and skills in previously disadvantaged communities.
- Achieve equitable representation at senior and executive levels of organizations.
- Ensure that Preferential Procurement procedures set up by Government are carried out.
- Promote investment in enterprises owned or managed by black people.
- Promote all aspects of women’s empowerment (equity, ownership, gender equality).
- Develop means for disabled people to be more active in the economy.
- Create and protect employment.
- Create and nurture Youth Empowerment (for example, through learnerships).
The unit provides various services including:
- providing ongoing marketing on the role of the unit to relevant people
- providing start-to-finish facilitation and advice service to black businesses
- providing an advice service to predominantly white companies on how to integrate BEE into their organisations in a responsible manner
- referring businesses for finance to the National Empowerment Fund, the Independent Development Corporation and banks through Khula
- facilitating BEE deals on a provincial level and working with the dti on a national level where relevant
- providing ongoing resource information on BEE
- working with established business organisations across the board (for example the Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum, The Cape Chamber of Commerce and NAFCOC).
The Economic Empowerment Directorate is charged with increasing all groups’ participation in the Western Cape, especially:
- black economic empowerment
- women’s economic empowerment
- youth economic empowerment
- disabled economic empowerment
- rural economic empowerment
- workers’ economic empowerment.
Preferential Procurement is derived from the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Act 5 of 2000 and its Regulations. This Act provides for the implementation of a policy and system where bids (tenders) are not awarded on being to specification and having the lowest price but on a prescribed point system were preference is given to Historical Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI’s) South African citizens:
- Who had no voting rights in the national elections prior to the introduction of the 1983 Constitution or the 1994 “Interim Constitution”(i.e. people of colour)
- Who is a female (any race)
- Who has a disability
A person who obtains SA citizenship after the Interim Constitution came into effect is NOT considered an HDI.
Although the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 was published on 9 January 2004, the Regulations to this Act, which indicates how the requirements of the Act must be implemented and what can or cannot be done, has not been finalised. Subsequently the National Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry have been collaborating to refine the preferential procurement procedures (PPPFA) and aligning them with the requirements of BBBEE.
In the interim, the National Treasury has issued a circular (18 April 2008) requesting that Departments, Constitutional Institutions and schedule 3A and 3C (of the Public Finance Management Act) Public Entities apply the requirements of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and its regulations until such time that the alignment is complete and the revised Regulations issued.
The National Treasury, in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry, has compiled draft revised preferential Procurement Regulations aligning preferential procurement with the aims of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, and its related strategy.
The Minister of Finance approved the draft Regulations and it was published for comment in Government Gazette 32489 dated 14 August 2009.
- Business Chambers
- Provincial Departments
- Broad Based Black Economic Act No 53 of 2003
- Preferential Procurement Policy Framework ACT NO 2000
- Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008
- Co-Operatives Act 2005
- Employment Equity Act No 55 of 1998
- The Competition Act 89 of 1998
- Companies Act No 71 of 2008
- Provincial Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Strategy
- National Broad Based Black Economic Strategy
ELECTRONIC OPPORTUNITIES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
Electronic Opportunities Management Information
Entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Western Cape can help overcome the challenges of unemployment in our province by creating more jobs through small, medium and micro business.
The provincial government, through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, wants to build an economy in which more people are encouraged to start their own businesses.
The Management Information System (MIS) is an access point for the collection of information and the publication of Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (BBEE) and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) opportunities.
MIS will provide opportunities in the relevant business sector, all the information needed to set up a business or to contact businesses in which there is an interest, as well as other business support services.
Who will benefit
The site is developed to empower:
- Citizens in rural areas
- Women and youth in business
- People living with disabilities
- Small and emerging black businesses
- Broader community
Who are the partners
The partners include but are not limited to:
- Identified parastatals
- Provincial and National Departments
- Industry bodies funded by government
The next step
- The first phase is intended to provide information on policies, legislation and other documents.
- The second phase is centred on a database identifying economic BBEE opportunities.
Please watch this space for information about the launch of the MIS website.
Increasing the economic participation of beneficiaries of BBEE.
Providers and beneficiaries of BBEE opportunities and information will be linked through the MIS as a single access point.
If you are living in one of the Western Cape’s rural areas you can make use of one of our walk-in access points. We will provide you with training and support on the MIS system.
To supply DEDAT with all trade-based opportunities, for example, procurement opportunities, tenders, bids, requests for quotations and proposals, as well as non trade-based opportunities, for example, capacity building and training opportunities, skills development opportunities, supplier databases, relevant research documents, relevant articles of interest, and relevant speeches.