Caring for our front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential, but caring for business mentors, coaches and SMEs is just as vital. Without a SMME sector, our economy will struggle long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant, and Director
The inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards held earlier this year was illuminating for a number of reasons. Often a misunderstood section of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (and an increasingly important component of the BEE scorecard), supplier development (SD) involves corporate and public sector supply chains providing varying levels of support and access to emerging black-owned businesses and suppliers, with a view to transforming the economy and redressing past inequalities.
By Anton Ressel, Senior Consultant and Director
There is a quote by Thabo Mbeki I’ve always resonated with. Mostly for its simple and undeniable message, but also because so few seem to actually get it. Read more