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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
Yesterday's post is a request for money to take SANAS on. The precedent has been set by SERR Synergy and it does show how legally weak both SANAS and the dti's position is. However a court case between Cargo Carriers... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at Paul Janisch
A critical element of the rule of law is that there should be certainty about what the law is and what it requires, both procedurally and substantively. This involves consistent conduct by those in positions of authority, a uniform interpretation... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Paul Janisch
SERR seems to have established itself as a disruptive force in the BEE market place. I have a lot of respect for them. I'm probably most impressed with their sales people. SERR is a big business and a real player... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Paul Janisch
If you are looking for a realistic perspective of empowerment in South Africa and southern Africa (including Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana), I am able to provide that perspective at your AGM or any other presentation. It's relatively clear from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Paul Janisch
Patel said resistance to B-BBEE within the South African business community undermined the other policies government introduced to broaden economic participation and deepened already staggering inequality. "Legal challenges against B-BBEE policies have sought to stall through litigation and aggressive posturing... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 6, 2022 at Paul Janisch
It's a short post. I still haven't written my letter to the dtic about these SANAS notes that I have seen, I am sure there are many others and if a reader has something else I would appreciate you sending... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2022 at Paul Janisch
Unfortunately my tirade against SANAS brutality has not ended. I'm amused by this but not by the unchecked power that SANAS wields over the economy through their verification agencies. I am going to write to the dtic about this, my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at Paul Janisch
It's overwhelming, Almost rivals bolshie bob. I've included the whole email which is now out of PAJA's reach. At least the infamous and roundly detested Dees' details are there for all to see. I always found Yuneal to be a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at Paul Janisch
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has warned that the state capture report may launch heavy attacks on deployment - and by extension, transformation and democracy. via www.news24.com And I quote from the Zondo report (paragraph 439) Ms Hogan... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2022 at Paul Janisch
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As I write this, James has one more day as a young man in a single digit. From tomorrow he is going to be in double digits. It's a significant development in anyone's life. And my youngest son has reached... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2021 at Paul Janisch
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I suspect this will be the last blog post about Oliver's previous year. I wrote these because I wanted him to see that he has a father who loves him, I do think it shows in the writing. It's also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2021 at Paul Janisch
In fairness to the DTIC, I haven't given them any reason to ACTUALLY want to talk to me. However it is their job and the are paid to do it. Here's the bottom line. The document that Y4Y regards as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2021 at Paul Janisch
It would be a patent lie if I claim to be disappointed or surprised. For those who wonder what I am waiting for - it's close to Godot From: Paul Janisch Sent: Monday, 18 October 2021 07:53 To: B-BBEE_YES@thedti.gov.za Subject:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2021 at Paul Janisch
Someone recommended I approach Jacques Marnus directly. Why should I. If this department has a designated email address for queries on a document that they publish then I as a concerned person should expect that this email will be answered... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at Paul Janisch
And the email has still not bounced From: Paul Janisch Sent: Monday, 18 October 2021 07:53 To: B-BBEE_YES@thedti.gov.za Subject: Clarification on this clarification Good morning YES department Could you clarify as to whether this statement is official DTIC policy or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at Paul Janisch
It's time for a bit of a lecture on the hierarchy of law in this country. I did run this past a renowned attorney yesterday (which was a Sunday). This is the way it works - I did have a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2021 at Paul Janisch
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Initially he was known as Dinogwed. I had to think about the best type of dinosaur that would suit our mining minister. He couldn’t be a T-Rex. He was best suited as a lumbering herbivore, my first choice was an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2021 at Paul Janisch
Then, of course, there is Black Economic Empowerment. Transnet, the report points out, has “identified the role of middlemen in procurement as a problem. The middlemen increase the cost by taking a margin but adding no value”. The reason Transnet... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 4, 2021 at Paul Janisch
A little more on the DMR Minerals Council case It also noted the removal of other provisions which were seen as onerous. “The judgment also sets aside the provisions around procurement of goods and services (especially the capital goods target),... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 3, 2021 at Paul Janisch
It also noted the removal of other provisions which were seen as onerous. “The judgment also sets aside the provisions around procurement of goods and services (especially the capital goods target), and supplier and enterprise development which the Minerals Council... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 23, 2021 at Paul Janisch
This first one is the once-empowered, always empower issue. To quote the Daily Maverick. “The minister uses the Mining Charter to guide his decision-making and applicants use it to guide their application. But once the application is granted and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2021 at Paul Janisch
There's a story I like to tell, unlike some of my stories this one is true. Many years ago before I was as jaded as I am now I went to meet a potential client about something (more on that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2021 at Paul Janisch
It's probably about time for me to start offering one on ones discussing the various BEE hacks that I have mastered over the last 18 years. If there is an interest please email me and we can look at a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2021 at Paul Janisch
Does anybody remember this quote With Dr Khoza in the chair, Nedbank is the only bank among the Big 4 that has yet to find a black person or a woman for the role of Chief Executive. It is also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2021 at Paul Janisch
0-0-7 0-0-7 At ocean eleven And now rudeboys a go wail 'Cause them out of jail Rudeboys cannot fail Cause them must get bail [Bridge] Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail A Shanty Town Dem a loot,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at Paul Janisch