Introduction This article aims to provide a basic overview on the workings of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (hereinafter “B-BBEE”), having particular regard to the Codes of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment published in terms of section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act No. 53 of 2003 (hereinafter “the Act”), as amended