Black Industrialists can transform our economy

Black economic empowerment codes have not lived up to expectations of enabling genuine and sustainable transformation. And without it, South Africa is sure to struggle to achieve meaningful economic growth. The first Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Strategy and Codes were published almost sixteen years ago in 2007. Yet black economic empowerment policies have not lived up to the [...]

May 27th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, Economy, News|

The Black Industrialists programme provides funding for true B-BBEE investment

Dr Ivor Blumenthal chats to Soria Hay on the Contemporary Business Show’s Business Brief podcast series about the benefits of the Black Industrialists programme. Soria Hay suggests that this initiative presents an effective solution to the frustrations that are currently being voiced in the market and by government itself which criticises many B-BBEE ownership deals where it believes that [...]

May 26th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, Economy, News|

A Vision for Impact

Bravura Alumni Society May 2019 Spotlight Alana Bond – Co-founder and Director of Simanye When interviewed by Bravura as part of our twenty year celebrations, and asked about her vision for the future, Alana Bond said, “Taking people on a journey to create change and positive impact.” Alana shares insights from her own journey as an entrepreneur committed to [...]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Corporate Finance, Economy, News|

Bravura advised on the disposal of G. Fox & Co to Bidvest in 2004

In October 2003, Gerald Fox (56), a prominent Johannesburg businessman, was fatally shot in Cleveland when a gang of thirteen robbers entered his premises and held up staff. Gerald Fox was not only a stalwart in the road running community, but he also left behind a significant family business. G. Fox & Co, founded in the early 60s, was [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News, Transactions|

SAfm Market update with Moneyweb interview with Evon Jeewan, Principal at Bravura

The B-BBEE Commission says B-BBEE transactions are lagging in the area of compliance with fronting being flagged yet again as a key problem. But broadly what is the progress in this area and to what extent are poor economic fundamentals also hampering movement in getting more black people to participate in the economy in a meaningful way? To share [...]

Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, Economy, News|

South Africans suffering from the Moody’s blues

South Africans are waiting expectantly for a credit rating announcement from Moody’s Investor Service, the only credit rating agency yet to downgrade the country to junk status. Whether this will happen on Friday is anyone’s guess, and even economists are divided as to whether junk is on the cards or not. Having adopted a cautiously optimistic “wait and see [...]

Apr 9th, 2019|Categories: Economy, News|