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What is Fronting

Fronting means a deliberate circumvention or attempted circumvention of the B-BBEE Act and the Codes. Fronting commonly involves reliance on data or claims of compliance based on misrepresentations of facts, whether made by the party claiming compliance or by any other person. Verification agencies, and /or procurement officers and relevant decision-makers may come across fronting indicators through their interactions with measured entities. Below are some examples of fronting practices: Window-dressing: This includes cases in which black people are appointed or introduced to an enterprise on the basis of tokenism and…

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