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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Du Toit, Christiaan De Wet
URN etd-06242012-160308
Document Title An assessment of the economic need for SMEs playing a supportive role in the mining sector
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr R Smorfitt Supervisor
Keywords
  • skills
  • South African mining industry
  • BBBEE
  • SMEs
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study shows the economic need for SMEs playing a supportive role in the South African mining industry. The main issues arethe business decision of mining companies to outsource function rather than to have it in-house,the differentiation methods mining companies used to distinguish between large companies and SMEs and BBBEE regulation.

The Delphi study method was used. A questionnaire was sent out to the group of experts. The group of experts consists of senior managers at procurement departments of mining companies. All of these companies are members of the South African Chamber of Mines.

The study showed that the need for SMEs to support the mining industry is increasing due to the increase in outsourcing, differentiating between large and small companies as well as the partnering of SMEs with HDSA's to comply with BBBEE regulations.

2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

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Du Toit, CdeW 2011, An assessment of the economic need for SMEs playing a supportive role in the mining sector, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06242012-160308/ >

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