State set to take control of BEE verification

by Mark Allix, 15 August 2014 – Business Day

THE government will take control of the black economic empowerment (BEE) verification process to drive the creation of 100 “black industrialists” over the next three years.

Verification agencies will be downgraded to become “empowerment advisers” so that the private sector does not issue verification certificates to itself, the Department of Trade and Industry said on Thursday.

The department is aiming to address frustrations over the perceived slow pace of black economic empowerment (BEE), especially business ownership, and to correct empowerment policies seen to benefit “the few” and spur “rent-seeking”.

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Realtors(R) Will Decide the Future of Online Real Estate

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Message from NAR’s President Steve Brown and CEO Dale Stinton

Much has been made of how technology has and will affect our lives and chosen vocations.  Technology speeds things up.  Technology provides instant access.  Technology feeds the insatiable demand for more and more meaningful information. Information wants to be free.  Technology and ‘change’ are often used interchangeably to remind us that our world tomorrow will be very different than it was yesterday.  Then you throw in a healthy dose of ‘who moved my cheese’ and all those other consultant driven mantras about adapting to the new world order and quickly your head is spinning and you just want it all to stop.  But it doesn’t and it’s not going to!

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