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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)

Codes of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment

Integrated Transport Sector Codes



The parties to this Charter, organized as Government, Organised Labour, Industry and Interest groups, commit themselves to actively promote a transformed, vibrant, and globally competitive transport sector that reflects the demographics of South Africa, and contributes to the establishment of an equitable society by effectively  providing accessible transport services to all South Africans, particularly Black people, and their participation in the transport industry.



The parties to this Sector Codes attest that this Integrated Transport Sector Codes provides guidelines for transformation in the transport sector and  represents  a partnership of programmes as outlined in the Government's Strategy for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and is aligned with the Department of Trade and Industry's Code of Good Practice.


The parties to this Sector Codes concur that the Sector Codes constitutes a framework that establishes the principles upon which Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment will be implemented in the transport sector and in terms of which each principle shall be underpinned by targets, responsibilities, implementation mechanism and monitoring tools for the transformation of the sector.


The parties to this Sector Codes confirm that all the processes of  targets, responsibilities, reviews, implementation and monitoring, shall be carried out primarily by the Transport Sector Black Economic Empowerment Council that shall be established specifically for this purpose.


The parties to this Sector Codes, commit to use Black Economic Empowerment as a tool to unlock efficiencies throughout the transport sector, maximizing all the sub sectors to promote an integrated, intermodal and multifaceted transport logistics system that supports both public and freight for the benefit of our economy.


Lastly the parties to this Sector Codes agree on embarking on a deliberate strategy to increase access to skills, capital and economic opportunities and, therefore raise the economic  value  added  (or productivity) of every employee  and  enterprise  in the transportation industry, while creating opportunities for the unemployed and working poor to enter the formal economy.