Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)
Forest Sector Charter
15. Industry Specific Initiatives
15.2 Additional Instruments
15.2.6 Strategy and programme for Forest Sector R&D in South Africa
Greater attention needs to be given to Forest Sector innovation, research and development to ensure that the sector has access to information, appropriate technology and innovation to support B-BBEE and enterprise development.
To this end Government, through DWAF, undertakes to drive the process to develop a Forest Sector research and development strategy with clearly outlined responsibilities, funding mechanisms and timelines.
This measure will be operational within six months of the effective date of the Charter.