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A report first broadcast in 2005 about how the South African government has attempted to redress the wealth imbalance between white people and black people. The South African government has introduced Black Economic Empowerment legislation - a company's workforce must now represent the demographic of its local area.
Intermediate/Higher Modern Studies
This clip is from:
Intermediate/Higher Modern Studies, South Africa: Issues in an Emerging Nation
First broadcast:
23 January 2008

Classroom Ideas

This clip could lead to a class debate on the arguments for and against Black Economic Empowerment. To begin the debate, students could work in pairs to discuss and list the arguments for and against BEE. It could be considered through comparison with other affirmative action programmes.