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VOLK­SWA­GEN Group said first Black-Owned Sup­pli­ers’ Day hailed an un­qual­i­fied suc­cess.

From 430 ap­pli­cants only 45 com­pa­nies were ap­proved to be ex­hibitors of VWSA’s first ever black­owned sup­pli­ers’ day.

Suc­cess­ful or­gan­i­sa­tions had to have a min­i­mum of 51% black own­er­ship (in­cludes coloured, In­dian and Chi­nese as per BBBEE guide­lines) and/or a min­i­mum of 30% black fe­male own­er­ship. An­other key re­quire­ment con­sid­ered by VWSA was com­pa­nies that are owned or man­aged by dis­abled per­sons or war veter­ans.

Chief ex­ec­u­tives of Toy­ota, Ford and Mercedes in South Africa also vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion to fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the po­ten­tial fu­ture sup­pli­ers ex­hibit­ing on the day.

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