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24 November 2015

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Department of Transport and Transport B-BBEE Charter Council visits KwaZulu – Natal for Roadshow

The Department of Transport together with the Transport Sector Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Charter Council will visit Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province on Thursday, 26 November 2015.

Charter Council’s members will engage with the transport sector and industry stakeholders in the province on B-BBEE with regards to its implementation, identifying challenges and proposing interventions across all sub-sectors in the context of exercising oversight roles through redressing the apartheid legacy of economic exclusion.

The Charter Council will also engage with industry stakeholders on issues of B-BBEE opportunities to seek out collaboration with other sectors of the economy which are linked to transport such as mining, energy, agriculture and manufacturing. 

The Charter Council will also leverage opportunities through state transport expenditure via the State Owned Companies such as Eskom and Transnet among others, and the Department of Trade and Industry through the Black Industrialist Programme.

Thursday’s visit in KZN by the Charter Council is part of the national roadshows that the Department has been hosting since October.

Details of the roadshow are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Time: 9h00

Venue: UKZN Howard College, Gate 09, Rick Turner Road (Cator Manor, Durban)

Members of the media attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Motlatsi Lebea on 073 323 9333 or lebeam@dot.gov.za 

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