Trade and Industry on construction and forestry sector charters of B-BBEE
South African public requested to comment on gazetted construction and forestry sector charters on Broad-Based Black Empowerment
5 December 2008
Members of the public and interested parties have until 5 February 2009 to submit their comments and inputs on the Draft Construction and Forestry Sector Charters, which were gazetted by the Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mandisi Mpahlwa earlier today. The two have been gazetted in terms of Section 9(5) of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment Act (B-BBEE Act).
The charters seek to drive overall transformation in the construction and forestry industries and ensure meaningful participation of Black people in the mainstream economy.
The gazetting of these sector charters follows a lengthy process of constructive engagement and deliberation between the dti and representatives of various stakeholders doing business in the Construction and Forestry Sectors.
At the end of the 60 day period, the dti will involve both the Construction Transformation Charter and the Forestry Sector Charter Steering Committee in analysing the comments and inputs received from members of the public. This process will culminate in a final submission for consideration by the Minister of Trade and Industry.
In the absence of any fundamental deviations and concerns, the Draft Construction and Forestry Sector Charters will be gazetted as a Final Sector Code in March 2009.
The Construction Sector Charter gazette can be accessed at:
Dave's note: can you believe it - they gave a URL that is not open to the public!
Last edited by Dave A; 09-Dec-08 at 07:05 AM.
For God's sake leave our forests alone.
Obvious push for developing protected areas so Saudi's can build golf courses and medical tourism centers.