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Paul Janisch
Johannesburg South Africa
BEE compliance consultancy specialising in B-BBEE scorecard maximisation
Interests: The survival of all businesses in South Africa. Black Economic Empowerment; doing business with the SA government; multinationals in South Africa; Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) - both as a transaction advisor and advisor to bidding consortia. Regulatory requirements for licensing purposes.
Recent Activity
David Kalmin was one of those people whose glass was more than half full, it was positively overflowing. He was the person who would look at adversity as an opportunity. In fact adversity excited him. I met David about five... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Paul Janisch
It's a strange business this BEE business, we all keep our little schlenters to ourselves and leave the rest of the world in the dark. I can assure you dear reader that there are a number of schlenters that I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Paul Janisch
This is an updated version of an earlier post Recently (actually 2011 but the sentiment remains and the language is much stronger) my friend Kevin announced that the ANC couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery. This is an appreciation... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Paul Janisch
The pencil test here refers to the OTHER test (I get sniggers every time I mention the pencil test - I think I know why, I can't be sure that I would pass the former test) What is POPI: The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Tougher implementation of transformation in the financial-services sector is on the cards if the recommendations of a draft report by Parliament’s finance and trade and industry committees are adopted. The draft report emerged from public hearings during which a lot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Paul Janisch
This post was originally published in April 2013. Please excuse the indulgence of the repost. What is interesting is that certain links in the original post are now dead. I've had to look for new ones. The BEE world is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Church hasn't been my thing for years. I went to a church school and when I left I thought that I'd pretty much done my church time. Alas the army was ridiculously insistent that you have a religion and that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Paul Janisch
A plan by Namibia, among the world’s most economically unequal nations, to better distribute wealth among its citizens may end up the way neighboring South Africa’s has — benefiting an elite minority. The nation is working on a law that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Paul Janisch
This is a scenario that we come across all the time. I have a number of clients that fall into these broad categories They do a lot of business outside of South Africa and this impacts their turnover. One of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Paul Janisch
First Paul writes These emails are very appreciated. I sense that a largish court case could make its way in her direction soon. They are going to have to something about these codes – another verification agency told me that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Paul Janisch
The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission is investigating a number of companies and entities for allegedly violating the BBBEE Act. Major names among those under investigation include Netcare, Nokia, MTN, Eskom and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Paul Janisch
“The question is, how could he agree to something that is clearly so bad for the economy? It was at the very least deeply reckless. This means he basically helped to craft this lunacy Charter.” via Why are surprised... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 14, 2017 at Paul Janisch
As an aside - this piece of virtual media has had 19 hits today. 19 hits - that's what I normally get in a good month. This post has been drafted in my mind over the last week. The success... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Paul Janisch
A persistent question arises from the chamber’s affidavit: why did it not at the time contest the second iteration of the charter implemented in 2010 when it contends so strongly in the affidavit how unhappy it was with some of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Paul Janisch
The link has been repaired. If you want it you can find it here. The downcount is decreasing. Take it away Zlad Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Paul Janisch
When certain things upset me I phone the whole world and look for company. I found it in the area of Cape Town. The conversation went like Him - "so it's 51% black ownership using the flow-through principle?". Me -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Paul Janisch
They say that those in power eventually revert to the ways of their former opponents or oppressors. It was Pete Townsend who carved those immortal lines "meet the new boss, just like the old boss" into rock history in 1971.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Paul Janisch
What is it about Namibia and Namibians? They are so different to us. They just want to get on with their lives and business and are willing to talk to each other in a constructive way to do this. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Paul Janisch
It would be a mistake to react to the recession by focusing only on the growth of established business and letting economic transformation fall by the wayside, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday. Addressing the media to chart the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Paul Janisch
There are two personages that should not be spared today's vitriol. awdoz is the bee commissioner - great name when spelled backwards. wabenzi-gupta boy's name spelled backwards is enawz. awdoz and enawz are attempting to rule by decree. Let's start... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Paul Janisch
wabenzi is determined to push his new mining charter through. Even that doos zuma told a public that openly detests him yesterday, that it is coming. The problem is that the mining houses have not agreed to it Mining companies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Paul Janisch
There is a ridiculously famous and competent consultant out there. We mere mortals aspire to be as good as he and his high quality company are. Here is a man (not a tall man - but gargantuan in competence) who... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Let’s say that the acceptable time to run 100 metres is 15 seconds. This is the entry level if you want to compete. The world has now become obsessed with 15 seconds and not paying attention to the distance associated... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Paul Janisch
You have to give it to the gung-ho BEE commissioner, she really is gung-ho. And before you take exception to the title it’s a pun on Zodwa Ntuli’s name. To a certain extent, she is a breath of fresh air... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Can anyone recommend a company that can help with sorting out equity equivalents? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Paul Janisch