Challenges in implementing the transformation policy in the KwaZulu-Natal gaming and betting industry

Ngidi, Nokwazi
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Following the demise of apartheid in 1994, the implementation of economic transformation policies to address inequalities through wealth redistribution and economic participation of previously marginalized Black South Africans has been slow. The gaming and betting sector of KwaZulu-Natal formalised policies to ensure transformation that were not implemented. This study aimed to provide insight into challenges in the implementation of the KZNGBB transformation policy, and the impact of political and power dynamics on transformation. The study found that the KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting transformation policy failed, mainly due to poor stakeholder consultation and participation, monopolies, and restricted access for Black owners in the industry. Recommendations are focused on the need to strengthen policy or legislative frameworks to ensure strict implementation of B-BBEE in KwaZulu-Natal, to put the empowerment fund into place, and to amend legislation to ensure that punitive measures are imposed on departments and entities who fail to implement policies
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Management in Public Policy (MMPP), 2021
UCTD, Transformation policy, KwaZulu-Natal, Gaming, Betting