A Tangled Web: The Perceived Influence of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation on Corporate Social Investment in South Africa

This paper explores the perceived role of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) legislation and it’s Codes of Good Practice on the nature, scope, extent and reach of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in South Africa. Through a mixture of scarcity of data, ambiguity in legislation and laxity in interpretation and application of the B-BBEE codes, the research provides as many questions as it does answers.

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