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Black economic empowerment in the South African agricultural sector : a case study of the wine industry

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  • Sato, Chizuko
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    This paper explores the extent and forms of black economic empowerment (BEE) in the South African agricultural sector through a case study of the wine industry in the Western Cape. Compared to the mining and fisheries sectors, the progress of BEE in the agricultural sector is still in the early stage. However, various forms of black entry into the wine industry, not limited to BEE deals by large corporations, began to emerge, especially since the enactment of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEE Act), Act 53 of 2003. This paper identifies two types of BEE wineries as unique forms of black entry into the wine industry and investigates in detail their features, backgrounds and challenges by referring to several prominent examples of each type of BEE winery.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 384.

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    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2013
    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 384. 2013-02-01
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper384
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