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Black economic empowerment and its impact on tendering procedures and processes within the Ministry of Public Works-KZN.

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The goal of this study was to determine the impact of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) on the tendering procedures and processes in the Ministry of Public Works, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The study identified the problems with regard to the implementation of BEE within the Ministry and insight was gained into how BEE policies are structured and the particular goals set by the Ministry in that regard. This was undertaken with a view to determining the effect that BEE has on public administration practice, with particular emphasis on the tendering processes of the Ministry. Based on insight gained through this research, the study concludes with a set of recommendations which, hopefully, will improve BEE practices in tendering policies and procedures in the Ministry. This was a qualitative study, which collected data using structured questionnaires and one-onone interviews with selected senior officials sampled from the population group within the Ministry. In addition, the study utilised secondary information through a thorough literature review of the subject matter as well as relevant reports, policies and legislation.


Thesis (MPA)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville, 2012.


Blacks--KwaZulu-Natal--Economic conditions., Business enterprises, Black--KwaZulu-Natal., Employee empowerment--KwaZulu-Natal., Blacks--Commerce--KwaZulu-Natal., Public works--KwaZulu-Natal., South Africa--Economic policy., Theses--Public administration.