Paul’s specific role in the company is broad-based black economic empowerment and how companies can make the most of opportunities within the structure and regulations of B-BBEE.
Paul’s interest in B-BBEE started in early 2004 when he joined a small software firm. It was there that he started asking the question “how does a small white-owned company become empowered when there is no hope of ever finding a black shareholder?” After leaving the software firm he started consulting to corporate South Africa on broad-based BEE. At the outset Paul set his sights on assisting all businesses in understanding the ideas of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, and how to implement them. He has consulted to numerous businesses across South Africa and has expanded his service offering to include seminars and workshops.
Paul writes for numerous publications on the subject of BEE, he is a regular contributor to Business Day’s Real Business and the Star Workplace. He has spoken about the subject at numerous conferences and on national radio and TV. His book “Broad based BEE for small business” was published in December 2005.
Paul is the author of the only blog
dedicated to BEE. Its readership includes industry experts, government officials and players across the private sector. He has been quoted in publications like the Star, Business Day and the Sunday Times' Business Times.