Old Mutual is the first long-term assurance company to achieve level 2 broad-based BEE status and has maintained this status for three years.
Skills, training and education are close to the top of the South African agenda.
Companies supporting the growth of small black businesses receive up to 15 BEE points on the generic scorecard.
Most of the leading companies score high in procurement scores for broad-based black economic empowerment.
The focus on socioeconomic development shifts to the mining industry.
The Reserve Bank says South Africa is likely to see slower economic growth for the rest of 2012 but inflation is likely to remain within target.
A new round of talks between the platinum industry and unions got off to a rocky start, as Amplats announced it had fired 12 000 striking workers.
South Africa had to realise its opportunities before its humanity would to fully emerge, Mary Robinson said at the Annual Nelson Mandela lecture.
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says the government is considering declaring coal a strategic resource.
A report has shown that some of the basic human rights enshrined in the Constitution are still contested in communities across South Africa.