About Us

The Voice of Black Business



The Black Business Council (BBC) is the over-arching confederation that represents black professional, business associations and chambers. The primary purpose of the BBC is to lobby government on policy related matters and to play an advocacy role where policies are in place in order to accelerate the participation of blackĀ  business in the mainstream economy.

Our position as the pillar of hope and support for black business and like minded established business has created a lot of expectations from beleaguered entrepreneurs who are faced with a plethora of obstacles daily in their quest to run sustainable enterprises. These challenges have been engaged by the BBC through a series of seminars, consultative workshops, stakeholder engagement and outreach programmes, just to name a few. We need to sustain these along with the advocacy work in order to have a sustained transformative impact on the economy.

Our Vision



An inclusive and expanding economy that generates wealth for the majority of its citizens.

Our Mission



To represent the interests of black business in the economy through:

  • Uniting all affiliates behind a common vision and purpose,
  • programs of action that position black business at the center of economic growth and participation.


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to lobby government on policy advocacy in order to accelerate the participation of black South Africans in the mainstream economy. Furthermore, we aim to unify black business and create a conducive environment in the process of creating Black industrialists in South Africa.


Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Principle driven
  • Democratic and inclusive
  • Ethical
  • Analytical


Governance Structure


Organisational Structure

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