Training Providers That Comply With B-BBEE

Training providers that comply with B-BBEE are all around. If you are a business owner and would like to know more about what the ins and outs are, read further.

What is B-BBEE?

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a government initiative to improve on employment for previously disadvantaged individuals.  Disabled employees, black employees, stakeholders and business owners would be treated as equals now.

B-BBEE empowers previously disadvantaged people through “codes of good practice”.  It has become compulsory for businesses to have a B-BBEE compliance certificate.

Levels Of B-BBEE compliance, include:

  • Exempted Micro Enterprises – these businesses have a yearly income under R10 million.
  • Qualifying Small Enterprises – these businesses have a yearly income between R10 and R50 million.
  • Medium to Large Enetrprises – these businesses have an income above R50 million each year.

The above distinguishes which turnover compliance level your business falls into and the B-BBEE scorecard you need to refer to from the B-BBEE pillars implemented in your business for compliance.  Your business will a level eight contributor status towards level one.

In laymans terms, once your turnover has shown the size of your business, you have a responsibility to according to the scorecard system.  This is done through the five pillars of B-BBEE.

What Are The Pillars Of B-BBEE?

These are pillars that contribute toyour B-BBEE score as you implement and include them in your business.  The top three pillars are:

  • Ownership – 25 percent weighting, referring to black voting rights and shareholding in business through black partnerships an employee trust scheme or joint venture agreement.
  • Management – 15 percent weighting and a possible 4 percent bonus for certain criteria.  Management control refers to black members at the top and voting rights with control on the executive boards of an enterprise.
  • Skills development – is an important aspect of B_BBEE as it provides training for previously disadvantaged South Africans.  Action is a training provider that offers assistance with such.

For more information about training that we offer, please contact Elsie Botha on 011 763 3366 or and Stephen Bergers on 011 763 2429 or