BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN EKURHULENI

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dc.contributor.author MOLEKWA, BEN THAYI
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-19T10:27:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-19T10:27:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/9841
dc.description MM - P&DM en_US
dc.description.abstract Procurement in general and tender criteria – selective purchasing – in particular, is an instrument that is used to achieve non-economic goals. South Africa introduced affirmative action policies under the auspices of the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 to redress the imbalances created by apartheid. The goals of affirmative action, black economic empowerment and preferential procurement included wealth redistribution through the promotion of SMMEs that are owned by previously disadvantaged communities. Small black contractors that grow and expand their businesses may create wealth for previously disadvantaged communities such that redistribution of wealth is achieved and more employment opportunities are created. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether preferential procurement through its evaluation criteria is promoting black economic empowerment in housing procurement or not. The researcher examined the relevant legislation and policies, and interviewed builders of RDP houses in Ekurhuleni. The findings revealed conflict in BBBEE Act and preferential procurement. While the former aims at promoting participation of previously disadvantaged black contractors, the latter discourages this through its evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria place too much emphasis upon price and do not include business skills. Resulting from this, small black contractors in housing procurement do not grow, and wealth is not redistributed. This research proposes the reallocation of points, the inclusion of business skills and social cohesion in the evaluation criteria en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Black economic empowerment en_US
dc.subject Small businesses en_US
dc.subject Procurement, Preferential en_US
dc.title BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN EKURHULENI en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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