- be or go beyond the range or limits of (a field of activity or conceptual sphere)
- surpass (a person or achievement)
“The most minute transformation is like a pebble dropped in a still lake” – Emmanuel
Getting Transformation Right
Transformation remains very emotive and complex with far-reaching social, economic and even political impact. Discussions on transformation still tend to provoke strong reactions, often with divergent views with key stakeholders, both in business and politics. Transcend recognises the importance of facilitating these conversations so that social distance amongst all stakeholders is reduced. This approach together with our deep repository of best practice enables us to assist you to successfully implement Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in a way that is aligned to your business strategy and involves wide stakeholder participation. This acts as a positive foundation towards sustainable transformation and “Getting Transformation Right”.
In 2005 a handful of employees determined to support the emergence of BEE founded what was then known as Ownership Solutions. The business grew and evolved with the relatively young BEE industry, and in 2008 it merged with another consultancy to become ‘Transcend’. Since then we have grown further to be a leader in the BEE arena – with an experienced and knowledgeable team of professionals driving sustainable transformation across the South African economy.
Through the years Transcend split into two areas of speciality – Transcend Capital, which focuses on ownership advisory and transaction structuring, and Transcend Corporate Advisors, which focuses on advisory across the rest of the BEE scorecard, as well as training. We have a deep-rooted interest in education and have trained many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in many business fields. We also continue to run the premier transformation training course, through which we’ve trained over 7500 professionals to date.
In more recent years, as an enterprise development venture, a Black-owned talent management business; Transcend Talent Management has joined the Transcend stable.
With the close co-operation and the resultant synergies of the Advisory, Capital, and Talent businesses, clients receive a bespoke BEE solution that addresses not only compliance but true transformation.
South Africa faces significant inequality, high levels of unemployment, and challenges to economic growth. With transformation being complex and emotive, our mission is to play a key role in facilitating meaningful and sustainable BEE strategy development and implementation that will have mutual benefit for our client and society as a whole.
- Value creation
- Service excellence
Key Focus Areas
- BEE consulting and advisory
- BEE training and education
- Transaction advisory for multinationals and SA corporates
- Strategic investor identification and selection
- Executive search and recruitment
- BEE monitoring and software