Original publish date – Wed, 13 May 2009 07:41:29 +0000, Keith
In his new cabinet announcement President Zuma has appointed a new minister of trade and industry, Dr Rob Davies. At the same same he announced the establishment of a new ministry – Economic Development, to focus on economic policy making. This new ministry is headed up by Mr Ebrahim Patel.
A third new ministry, headed by Mr Trevor Manuel is the national planning commission.
It would appear as if it will be these three ministries that will be most concerned with designing and implementing B-BBEE policy.
I would not be surprised to see BEE being moved to Economic Development, as BEE is an economic development policy.
President Zuma seems to have placed quite a lot of emphasis on aspects that are close to the B-BBEE policy, for example the new ministry responsible for women, youth and children, including people with disability.