Scorecard: Imminent changes and how they affect you

What changed and how it affects me and my company


On 9 April 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry signed four amendments to the Amended Generic B-BBEE Codes of 2013. These amendments were gazetted on Friday 31 May 2019 and will come into effect on 31 November 2019

How it worked.

  What your B-BBEE scorecard used to look like

How it works now.

Government Gazette Vol. 647 31 May 2019 No. 42496 What your B-BBEE scorecard looks like now

Key measurement principles

The following criteria must be fulfilled in order for the Measured Entity to receive points on the Skills Development Element scorecard:

  • The 3.5% compliance target under paragraph 2.1.1.1 includes external training expenditure for unemployed black people.
  • Initiatives implemented under paragraph 2.1.1.1 cannot be counted under paragraph 2.1.1.2.
  • A trainee tracking tool has to be developed in order for the Measured Entity to score under paragraph 2.1.3

Sub-minimum and Discounting Principles

  • The Entity must achieve a minimum of 40% of the total weighting points EXCLUDING BONUS points (40% of the 20 points i.e. 8 points).

General Principles

  • Skills Development Expenditure arising from Informal and workplace Learning Programmes, or from Category F and G under the Learning Programmes Matrix represent 25% (previously 15%) of the total value of Skills Development Expenditure.
  • Training costs such as accommodation, catering, travelling, SDF or training Manager does not apply to Skills Development Expenditure recognised in paragraph 2.1.1.2.
  • Stipend linked to a bursary programme in terms of 2.1.1.2 constitute Skills Development Expenditure.
  • Mandatory training i.e Health and Safety does not qualify as Skills Development Expenditure.