Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Richard Mudariki (b 1985)
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) - 2014
Acrylic on canvas
88,5 x 73,5 cm
Signed and dated bottom left
Not available

Creating equality in the workforce by advantaging the previously underprivileged, and disadvantaging the previously privileged, is what BEE is/was aimed at. It has, however, created scenarios in which some employers have to consider the race and social background of any potential applicant rather than making decisions based purely on qualifications and experience. Thus, it is frequently seen as a system in which one’s race is often the determining factor in finding employment in certain job types and industries.