Employee share ownership programme that ran for 16 years without paying a cent to its 3,700 participating employees has been found by the BEE Commission to be misrepresenting its BEE status

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An employee share ownership programme that ran for 16 years without paying a cent to its 3,700 participating employees has been found by the BEE Commission to be misrepresenting its BEE status. The company, multinational security company G4S, claimed it had insufficient distributable reserves to pay dividends, but the Commission determined that directors and key […]

Amendments to the Employment Equity Act.

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There will be serious implications for companies who would like to do business with government due to the new amendment to the Employment Equity Act.  The Amended Act provides that companies now need to apply for a compliance certificate under the Employment Equity legislation, which, like a BEE certificate, is valid for a one year […]

Major changes in BEE for certain industries.

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Major changes are coming for some of South Africa’s largest industries with regards to B-BBEE.  Looking back to 3 June, B-BBEE Commissioner says 18 years after empowerment legislation came into effect, the benefits do not filter to people on the ground as more and more companies are B-BBEE compliant on paper, however this does not […]

Let’s look at the WHY. A series of blogs tackling the big ‘why’ when it comes to B-BBEE and its core principles. PART 1

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WHY does South Africa need BEE? Unemployment, poverty and deep rooted inequality. These are the ruins left by a past of oppression. So how does a country correct this? Or better yet, how do we as humanity correct this? In order for us to better identify the reasons your business needs B-BBEE, we first need […]

Let’s look at the WHY. A series of blogs tackling the big ‘why’ when it comes to B-BBEE and its core principles. PART 2

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WHY BEE? This seems like a pretty simple question, however this is a question that often gets asked. We like to explain it with one specific point: We need to dispel the myth that people are responsible for their own poverty. Living in poverty, especially persistent poverty, increases an individual’s likelihood of suffering from anxiety, […]

The Role of Business in Economic Development

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A question we often receive is, ‘What is the role of business in economic development?’ Well, let’s start with the meaning of ‘Economic Development.’ According to Caled.org, ‘Economicdevelopment is the creation of wealth from which community benefits are realized. It is more than a jobs program, it’s an investment in growing your economy and enhancing the prosperity and quality […]

New B-BBEE affidavit templates 2020

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It’s important to stay up-to-date with changes made by the Department of Trade Industry and Competition to ensure that you are B-BBEE compliant according to the latest regulations. The DTI has released updated B-BBEE affidavit templates that require that annual Total Revenue now needs to be based on Audited Financial Statements or Financial Statements for […]