Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Advice and Planning

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BBBEE Compliance: The Construction Sector Code – What you need to know

Introduction In October 2013, the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“Generic BBBEE Codes” or “Codes”) Codes were gazetted by the Minister of Trade and Industry (DTI). In April 2015 these (new) Codes came into operation (“new codes”) thereby replacing the existing BBBEE Codes of Good Practice (“old codes”). The Construction Codes became effective about a […]

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Women and Equality – What has changed?

What is equality? What does equality mean? Does equality exist in  society for women? The 9th of August 1956 was only the beginning for women’s rights in South Africa, when more than 20 000 women marched to the Union Building in protest against the extension of Pass Laws. Sexism is a term commonly known to […]

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BBBEE Amendments – looking at the key focus areas

The amended Codes of Good Practice to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 46 of 2013 as amended were issued in October 2013 and became effective in May 2015. On 29 March 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry issued two draft statements which deals with certain amendments to the Codes, specifically related to statement […]

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BBBEE Compliance and Cost Relief

Start-ups and small businesses with an annual turnover of R 10 million or less (being an Exempted Micro Enterprises or “EME”) automatically qualify for a Level 4 B-BBEE rating. Businesses with an annual turnover of between R 10 million and R 50 million (being a Qualifying Small Enterprises or “QSE”) have the benefit of enhanced […]

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BBBEE Fronting Practices – Recent Clarification

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”), fronting means a deliberate circumvention or attempted circumvention of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act No. 46 of 2013, as amended, (the “Act”) and the Codes. The Act introduced the definition of “fronting”, a concept which had previously been based on the common law criminal concept of […]

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