Strong BEE scores mask dispiriting doldrums

Real picture is far less encouraging, say panel debating latest stats

09 May 2021 - 00:04 By JANE STEINACKER

New research into broad-based BEE shows strong transformation scores, but industry commentators say there is a mismatch between what’s on paper and the reality in companies in SA.

The top-scoring sector is tourism, with an overall score of 99.5% on the BBBEE scorecard. Manufacturing and retail, which do not have sectoral BEE charters, scored the lowest, at 77.7% each...

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