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Conscious Courtship Relationship for Enterprises

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Enterprise and Supplier Development Relationship Enterprise and Supplier Development in South Africa has two polar extremes. On the one end of the spectrum are supply chain practitioners and end users who want better results from incoming suppliers than those delivered by the current suppliers. On the other end of the spectrum are development practitioners who are assisting individual entrepreneurs that are competing …

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Measuring ESD Performance As An Entrepreneur

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The debate over BBBEE and its impact has heated up again recently during President Zuma’s speech of the nation address specifically to the point relating to radical economic transformation.  The week following SONA multiple news articles started debating ‘white monopolistic capital’ with prominent business men such as Christo Wiese throwing in their weight behind the debate.  Many of the articles …

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The Supplier Development Funnel for Entrepreneurs

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* This article was originally published in TFM Magazine and is republished here with the expressed permission of TFM Magazine. Enter the Funnel At the heart of pressure felt in Preferential Procurement is the demand for ‘Black’ owned Empowering Suppliers to provide goods and/or services, in very specific or specialised procurement categories, compared to those currently supplying such goods and/or …

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10 Question ESD Strategy for Integration and Initiation

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Under the old BEE Codes, enterprise development was the most neglected element, followed closely by preferential procurement. The Amended Codes of Good Practice brings together preferential procurement, supplier development and enterprise development into one priority element, forcing organisations to proactively address historic disparities within their supply chains. It is clear that the Department of Trade and Industry, in merging these …

Strategic Decision Making Framework for Suppliers

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This paper was first delivered and presented on the 12 – 14 June 2016 at the 38th Annual SAPICS Conference & Exhibition where after it was republished by on 16 June 2016.  The article can be downloaded here from History of BBBEE & Preferential Procurement Supplier Diversity as we know it today has its roots in the Civil …

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ESD Trilogy Guide for Entrepreneurial Development

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Our ESD Trilogy guide for Entrepreneurial Development consists of the following principles: Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) As an ESD practitioner, I have been privy to many internal meetings, whereby the tactics relating to ESD elements are brainstormed, analysed and thereafter implemented. Organisations, in general, realise the inherent benefit that ESD strategies can offer in extending the broad based footprint …

Amended BBBEE Codes Emphasis On Development

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The DTI has a tough mandate. Broadly speaking they need to encourage economic growth and simultaneously transform the wealth disparity between black and white South Africans in the country. At this stage many have asked why BBBEE has not ended yet and unfortunately the answer lies in that progression around transformation has been slower than anticipated. Wybrand Ganzevoort, Lean Enterprise …