THE DA has stopped backing the black economic empowerment (BEE) policy.
Parliament has slammed the opposition party for its position after the party’s highest decision-making body (federal council) dumped it.
The chairperson of the portfolio committee on labour in Parliament, Lemias Mashile, said yesterday that the DA’s decision showed it never supported black people but wanted the economy to remain in the hands of white people.
Mashile said BEE was the only policy that would advance the scope of black people’s participation in the mainstream economy and increase the employment of people.
DA head of policy Gwen Ngwenya confirmed that the federal council had endorsed the decision to dump BEE because it was not working.