Lereko’s empowerment model is based on the participation of investment-specific, broad-based, regional and community partners. Lereko believes that this model captures the benefits of an entrepreneurial business culture while ensuring broad-based entities benefit from local and aligned empowerment initiatives in South Africa. It is important to emphasise that the model is based on Lereko’s business and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) philosophy and is guided by the following principles: