DA embracing idea of BEE may mean it's out of touch with its roots – IRR

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

Opposition parties largely agree that black economic empowerment needs a new dawn.

But experts at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) have clung to the traditionally libertarian idea that race should not be used as a proxy for disadvantage. The lobbying think tank was surprised and disappointed that the Democratic Alliance (DA), with its shared ideological background, announced its decision to adopt a race-based, broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) policy direction.

It fuelled suspicions the party was no longer in touch with its roots.

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