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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
To put the blame zuma solely for the mess that is South Africa is too simplistic, but we can blame him for pretty much 99% of the mess. He is a despicable specimen. Such a strange man, one who firmly... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Paul Janisch
Here it is. Took a while to find it, the dti haven't put it or the revised FSC up on their page yet. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Paul Janisch
The committees (Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance and the Portfolio on Trade and Industry) recommend that the industry be compelled to provide the necessary information about their transformation and BEE compliance to the FSC Council, the newly-established BEE Commission and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Paul Janisch
And there I was thinking that this awesome government would have kept it under wraps so as not to tip the economy over. As abagig says - "transformaysheein uber alles". This is going to be a nasty document - specifically... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Paul Janisch
If anyone is able to send me the EEA4 (most recent if possible) for any large listed company operating in the financial sector. A large bank or insurance company would be acceptable. I need this for a blog post on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Paul Janisch
This analysis is not spot on but it’s not far off. The score comes out at 24 points – but it’s assumed that the enterprise/supplier development/socio-economic development points have been bought to get to this score. This is non-compliant. You... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Cosmetics is not a subject that I know much about. The last post, I mean hack, has been deleted. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Paul Janisch
"I can't have this because it's sugarish." Is not a statement, it's a question. Strangely, such questions tend to be only asked when it comes to sugar. Never does he ask such a question when it comes to vegetables, mince,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Paul Janisch
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Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Here are today's stats showing the countries that have been hitting this blog over the last 24 hours. Country Sessions South Africa 234 United States 21 United Kingdom 5 Australia 4 Austria 2 United Arab Emirates 1 Barbados 1 Bahrain... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Paul Janisch
The last post on this was written in a relative hurry, Alec Hogg had asked for other opinions on the guptas and so I wrote the opinion and sent it to him, which he published. I did spend a bit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Paul Janisch
You might have heard that the gupta-leak database is being made available to any investigative journalist who may have an interest in our dear country trashers. Alec Hogg sent out a notice last night telling us that But even worse... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Paul Janisch
There is a court case being heard by the Constitutional Court today. The Constitutional Court is on Thursday expected to hear a case brought by trade union Solidarity and the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association (Saripa) challenging the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Meet DJ Divide - known here as Oliver Janisch. If I had my way he would have been Peter Green Divide - but I have learned the hard way that your children will do what they will do and no... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Abraham Maslow's theory has been accepted, criticised and lambasted. The anc government hasn't bothered with any of that, they've just plain ignored it. I believe there are some people within that cabinet with a modicum of competence, but such competence... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Paul Janisch
Not the most eloquent of people. But I listened to it and I thought it was well delivered. He seems to have balanced zuma's pilfery well with a country that hates him. But this is not a platform to comment... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Paul Janisch
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