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

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Forest Sector Charter

13. Enterprise Development

13.2 Additional Instruments

13.2.2 Capacity building and business support for emerging black entrepreneurs


Access to community facilitation services, extension support and training services needs to be improved to enable emerging enterprises and new entrants to decide  on, plan and implement afforestation and enterprise development projects. To this end:


Industry undertakes to:

(a) Through cooperatives and companies, continue its key role in providing services linked to the supply of raw material and services, and as part of their commitment to enterprise development.


Government, through DWAF, and in consultation with Industry undertakes to:

(b) Provide forest enterprise development support services to small, micro and medium enterprises throughout the forestry value chain.


An implementation plan with service delivery agreements and funding mechanisms will be in place for three key forestry areas in the country within 18 months of the signing of the Charter.