Make sure that you qualify to be rated for Skills Development

The annual skills levy cycle runs from 01 April to 31 March each year and for the 2017/2018 cycle, eligible companies need to submit their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) to the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) by 26 April 2018 to qualify to be rated on the Skills […]

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Significant Draft B-BBEE Legislation published for commentary

The DTI has gazetted a significant piece of B-BBEE legislation for 60 day public commentary that will change the B-BBEE landscape if it is finally gazetted in its current form as follows: It amends Code 000 (General Principles and the Generic Scorecard) and Code 300 (Skills Development) The enhanced BEE recognition for Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE’s) […]

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Meaningful transformation in SA travel sector

A study conducted by Grant Thornton and commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) has found that the South African travel sector has made significant strides from being a white-owned and managed sector to one that has achieved meaningful B-BBEE transformation across all levels within businesses and across all business sizes. “We […]

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Memorandum of Understanding between Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Commission and South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)

On 15 December 2017, the DTI published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (the “CIPC”) and the B-BBEE Commission. The CIPC MOU regulates the exchange of certain information and the interface of a system to enable the B-BBEE Commission to access the CIPC business registration information for purposes […]

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Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Draft Sector Code

The draft Sector Code has not been published by the DTI yet so it is just an indication of the Liquid Fuels Sector and covers the following Liquid Fuels Sectors with differing scorecards: Wholesale Manufacturing Gas Infrastructure Biofuels Energy Public Sector Thresholds for EME and QSE vary significantly between the 6 sectors and in also […]

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B-BBEE Commission cracks the whip on non-compliance

Auditing and accounting firm SAB&T BEE Services (Pty) Ltd and Shameema Ismail have issued a public apology after the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission made non-compliance findings against them. “The B-BBEE Commission has issued final findings against SAB&T BEE Services (Pty) Ltd and Ms Shameema Ismail for conduct that is improper, contrary to ethical […]

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MoU – B-BBEE Commissioner and CIPC

The B-BBEE Commission and the Companies Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the sharing of information specifically relating to fronting and unlawful corporate activities. The MoU is in full force and effect with its focus on fronting practices, the relationship between corruption, derailment of economic transformation, lack of protection to minority rights, lack […]

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Compliance Reporting to B-BBEE Commission effective April 2018

Explanatory Notice 02 of 2017 and Matrix for submitting B-BBEE Compliance reports in terms of Section 13G  of the B-BBEE Act.

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Amended AgriBEE Sector code gazetted

Minister Davies Gazettes the Amended Agri-Bee Sector Code in Terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment (B-BBEE) Act The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public and private sector. Minister Rob Davies says that the […]

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Amended Construction Sector Code

The Construction Sector Council has announced that the DTI has signed off the final Gazette that will be published on  Friday 8th December 2017. The Announcement confirms that the Code is substantially the same as the version published for public comments in October 2016. Interestingly, Rating Agencies are required to send copies of their BEE […]

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