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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Verification

Samples of Dreamcatcher South Africa NPC B-BBEE verification certificates

What is it and why was B-BBEE introduced in South Africa?

In 2003 the South African government introduced the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (the BEE Act) in an attempt to address the inequalities suffered by black South African citizens as a result of the Apartheid regime. Also to establish a legislative framework for the promotion of black economic empowerment. Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is a government policy to advance economic transformation and enhance the economic participation of Black people (African, Coloured and Indian people who are South African citizens) in the South African economy. The 5 pillars of B-BBEE are:

  • Ownership (Direct Empowerment)
  • Management Control (Indirect Empowerment)
  • Skills Development
  • Enterprise Development
  • Socio-Economic Development

Dreamcatcher committed to the objectives of this policy since its implementation. We have worked tirelessly to address each pillar – our work has been independently audited. Today Dreamcatcher South Africa NPC consistently has a 100% recognition score as we comply with all 5 pillars of B-BBEE. 

Examples of our B-BBEE recognition include the composition of our Board of Directors and our pioneering work on enterprise and skills development. A practical illustration of the impact of applying these principles can be found in the inspiring story of Dreamcatcher Kamamma Muriel Komani from the township of Kwanonqaba, Mossel Bay. Signing up in 2002 Muriel has received ongoing training and mentoring facilitated by Dreamcatcher to developed her own Cook-Up and Homestay enterprise. In 2004 she attended the Indaba Tourism Expo in Durban as part of the Dreamcatcher Kamamma marketing team where she engaged with international delegates and showcased her entrepreneurial skills. Over the preceding 20 years she has hosted many international visitors, charmed locals with her wonderful home-made bread, supported both her family and the wider community as per the Dreamcatcher ethos. Despite the challenges of Covid, Muriel’s tourism enterprise still thrives. In 2022 Muriel was appointed the Chairperson of the Greater Mossel Bay Tourism Authority, and regularly features in the news.

Muriel is one example of the many Dreamcatcher Kamammas who in the past and present have evolved into sustainable enterprises impacting positively on the socio-economic development of their local community.

Muriel at Indaba 2004


Muriel (far left) at Indaba 2004 as part of the Dreamcatcher delegation that went on to win the best stand award

Muriel 2 decades later is still going strong and is Chairperson of Mossel Bay tourism

Coverage of Muriel at Indaba 2004 in the Garden Route Advertiser