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broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)


ENSafrica finds favour for its ‘great knowledge and experience in pan-African markets’ and its ‘responsive and professional lawyers’.
Legal 500, 2019

ENSafrica’s dedicated broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) team based in South Africa specialises in providing expert advice on all aspects of BBBEE.

Our key differentiators are our deep understanding of the Government’s requirements aimed at increasing the participation of historically disadvantaged South Africans in the economy, and our ability to help you reach your BBBEE goals through solutions which are both innovative and commercially sound.

We are able to assist you in improving your empowerment status in the four areas detailed by the South African Government in the BEE Act of 2003, namely direct empowerment through ownership and control of enterprises and assets, management at senior level, human resource development and employment equity, and indirect empowerment through preferential procurement, enterprise development, and corporate social investment.

Our wide range of clients from the public and private sector includes large listed companies,  multinational corporations, international agencies, state-owned enterprises, government departments and non-governmental organisations.

We have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent. ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm, meaning that we are able to assist with all aspects of all matters across all sectors in all African jurisdictions, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.

what we offer

We provide a broad range of BBBEE advice, including:

  • BBBEE scorecard
  • compliance
  • employment equity
  • empowerment mergers and acquisitions
  • equity transactions
  • government procurement
  • local government and administration
  • M&A
  • public private partnerships 
  • skills development and training
  • structuring and documentation of empowerment transactions