The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) was introduced to empower South African black people who were previously marginalized from participating in the economy of South Africa during the apartheid regime.
The objectives of AgriBEE are to facilitate Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment in the agricultural Sector by implementing initiatives to include Black South Africans at all levels of agricultural activity and Enterprises by:
· Promoting equitable access and participation of Black People in the entire agricultural value chain;
· De-racialising land and Enterprise ownership, control, skilled occupations and management of existing and new agricultural Enterprises;
· Unlocking the full entrepreneurial skills and potential of Black People in the Sector;
· Facilitating structural changes in agricultural support systems and development initiatives to assist Black South Africans in owning, establishing, participating in and running agricultural Enterprises;
· Socially uplifting and restoring the dignity of Black South Africans within the Sector;
· Increasing the extent to which communities, workers, co-operatives and other collective Enterprises own and manage existing and new agricultural Enterprises, increasing their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training;
· Increasing the extent to which Black Designated Groups own and manage existing and new agricultural Enterprises, increasing their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training;
· Empowering rural and local communities to have access to agricultural economic activities, land, agricultural infrastructure, ownership and skills;
· The improvement of living and working conditions and promotion of decent living and working conditions for farm workers; and
· Improving protection and standards of land rights and tenure security for labour tenants, farm workers and other vulnerable farm dwellers and addressing the inherently paternalistic nature of relationships associated with insecure tenure by promoting more permanent forms of tenure with the emphasis being on the transfer of ownership of land.