Board of Airline Representatives South Africa HR and Training Consultant Carol-Anne Cairns has been officially appointed as a member of South Africa’s Transport Sector B-BBEE Charter Council.
The Transport Sector B-BBEE Charter Council was established in line with the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act to, amongst others, advise the Minister on legislative and regulatory developments in relation to B-BBEE, facilitate communication, popularisation, interpretation and guidance with respect to understanding and implementation of the Charter and Scorecard and assist with the compilation of annual reports on the status of BEE in the sector.
The Council, comprising skilled and experienced members from the public and private sectors, will also provide guidance to develop capacity to create a favourable environment that facilitates the implementation of B-BBEE in the sector.
“I am extremely honoured and proud to have been appointed as a member of this vital body in my capacity as a consultant to the foreign-owned airline sector in South Africa. I look forward to helping define the direction it takes in the ambit of B-BBEE within the transport sector,” says Cairns in response to her appointment.
The appointment of the Council comes as Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters MP confirmed recently that the Department of Transport is finalising a transport sector BEE audit to provide a clear picture on the participation in the sector by previously disadvantaged individuals about which the council’s advice will be sought.
At the launch of the National Transport Forum and B-BBEE Charter Council in December, Peter said, “The Charter Council has a significant role to play in guiding the government on the priorities for major transport projects and the areas of equity that requires our urgent attention.
“These newly established structures will facilitate delivery, and will ensure that there is integration across local, provincial and national planning. Ultimately, a state-of-the art, affordable, reliable and sustainable transport network that fully supports black economic empowerment would be in place.”
“The inclusion of BARSA’s representative on the Charter Council is a clear indication of the value and importance government places on the international airline sector in terms of its contribution to the economy,” concludes BARSA CEO, June Crawford.