We're talking high level execs that in charge of thousands of people. BEE has no place there, as these people are responsible for safe guardian the majority of the country's jobs.You can't really believe that BEE is about stroking egos, that is very disingenuous.
Clearly the country could not carry on in the way that it had been up until 1994, the changes we are seeing are an effort to make the requisite changes. Like you (I think) I have some reservations about how this is undertaken but in the broader strokes it must happen.
I think a lot of people forget how close we came to civil war. You can still see utter idiots suggesting it in response to the new Expropriation Bill in the same breath as they claim that SA is being destroyed by BEE.
Literally nothing will destroy this country quicker than civil war.
If you want to implement BEE do so on entry level jobs. If Sipho stuffs up some code on a deploy it's not the end of the world. Just as when Steve stuffed it up - this is where you learn. If a black person is given an opportunity here and he shines, he will naturally climb the ladder.
We will not have a civil war because a person didn't get to be a CEO of a bank - that my friend is disingenuous.