Skills development for the small enterprise should not cause you sleepless nights

Skills development for the small enterprise often leaves the management team with many challenges. One of the challenges often surfacing is that the staff compliment generally consists of highly skilled individuals who do not require fundamental training, making it difficult to score full points on then skills development element of the BEE scorecard. In a … Read more

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

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

Making skills development compliance and tax incentives easy with learnerships

Recent changes in South African taxation laws requires all businesses who are registered with SARS for employees’ tax purposes to also be registered with SARS for skills development, irrespective of whether they are excluded from paying the levy. Further changes in the BEE codes stipulates that all companies must comply to all elements of the … Read more

100% benefit on training spend through an outsourced service provider

Challenge: Internal training spend cannot be claimed back in full My client is not only one of the largest electrical wholesalers in Southern Africa but also a registered training provider with their own accredited national training facility in Doornfontein, Johannesburg. Although it will be easy and convenient for them to conduct their own skills development … Read more

The real value of skills development

In December 2014 my client, Toolquip and Allied, embarked on a skills development programme, and Triple E Training implemented Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), also known as AET. Not only has my client benefited from the skills development programme with regards to their BEE scorecard but their employees also reaped major benefits. One such … Read more