Correcting the past –Losing the future? Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa


When in 1994 the African National Congress took over the new government of South Africa after centuries of colonialism and decades of apartheid discrimination its main task was to uplift the majority of the neglected and discriminated population. Since then, policies promoting black economic empowerment (BEE) have been put in place trying to correct past injustices. After 20 years of BEE, these policies are coming under increasing criticism concerning their effectiveness to reduce inequality in South Africa.

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