The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council (BEEAC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental
Affairs and Tourism hosted the National B-BBEE Township and Rural Economy Summit 2018 in East London from 19-20 July 2018. The summit took place against the backdrop of renewed
government efforts to advocate for economic redistribution and a more inclusive economy.
The summit was preceded by provincial seminars which gave a voice to rural and township communities and highlighted the urgency to transform and include these areas in the mainstream
The presentations below were delivered at the summit