Black economic empowerment must be broad-based to succeed

Black economic empowerment must be broad-based to succeed Black economic empowerment (BEE) has been in the news extensively with this year’s fees must fall protests. In an article in Business Day last month Gideon Gerber, an attorney specialising in BEE structuring and compliance, wrote about various solutions to fund higher education. Two of his proposed … Read more

Introducing skills development as a quick fix solution for BEE verification

Introducing skills development as a quick fix solution for BEE verification Skills development is the biggest challenge for companies with an annual turnover of more than R50m. In a recent Business Day feature on BEE matters the author warns businesses to plan for skills development because longer training programmes like learnerships must at least start … Read more

BEE Training in category B and C

BEE Training in category B and C in the learning programme matrix will enable your business to achieve the maximum point under the skills development element of the scorecard. How can your business get the most out of BEE training? The solution is easy: implement accredited skills programmes and learnerships. There are three elements in … Read more

Accredited training for the unemployed – your solution to BEE compliance

Challenge: A highly qualified and specialised workforce does not require skills development Businesses with a small staff compliment, or in a very specialised field, often find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to B-BBEE compliance, particularly pertaining to the skills development element of the BEE scorecard. Being able to conduct Category B or … Read more

How to comply with the skills development element of the BBBEE scorecard

Requirement: Compliance to the skills development element of the BBBEE scorecard My client, that operates in the wholesale retail industry based in Welkom in the Free State, contacted me to provide guidance on the best way to comply to the skills development element of the BBBEE scorecard. The company compiled a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) … Read more

Experienced and accredited ABET facilitators provide learner support to ensure successful BEE training

Problem: Low-skilled employees lost interest in training because they did not understand a computer My client is a member of the manufacturing, engineering and related services SETA (merSETA) and is based in Krugersdorp. The company has recently attempted adult education and training (AET) with a different outsourced service provider but it was unsuccessful. One of … Read more

AET for Skills Development enables my client to claim 125% of the actual spend

Challenge: Employees lack fundamental skills which makes supply chain management a real challenge My client, a logistics company with a national footprint, has been experiencing productivity loss due to high levels of illiteracy within the ranks of its warehousing staff. The employees in the warehouses mostly do not have a clear understanding of what is … Read more