Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will address the first ever Women Empowerment Conference hosted by the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission, with the theme Advancing Women Economic Empowerment through the B-BBEE Act. Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event.
DATE: Friday, 24 August 2018
VENUE: Velmore Hotel, Erasmia, Pretoria
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry Ms Joan Fubbs, and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe will also address the conference and cover opportunities available for black women, eradicating barriers to economic participation and increasing women participation on boards and ownership structures of companies and government entities.
One of the objectives of the B-BBEE Act is to increase the extent to which black women own and manage existing and new enterprises, and increasing their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training.
The B-BBEE Commission was established in terms of section 13B of the B-BBEE Act 53 of 2003 as amended by Act No 46 of 2013 with powers effective from 6 June 2016. The B-BBEE Commission’s mandate, amongst others, is to supervise and encourage adherence to the B-BBEE Act in the interest of the public, conduct reactive and proactive investigations and promote good governance and accountability by creating an effective and efficient environment for the promotion and implementation of the objectives of broad-based black economic empowerment.