A Quick Guide to BEE and B-BEEE


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See below the different Score Cards for Different sectors in South Africa

Generic - Scorecards

GENERAL
Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4 25.%+1 25%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 4 25% 25%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 3% 3%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 2 2% 2%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 9
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 44%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 10
Management Control Total 19
Skills Development 2.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 8 6%
2.1.1.2 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 4 0.30%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 4 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 2.5%
2.1.3 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100.0%
Skills Development Total 25
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 3 15%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 4 15%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 40%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 27
2.2.1 Supplier Development 10 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 17
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 44
Socio Economic Development 2.3 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Total Scorecard 118


Construction -Built Environment Professionals

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5.5 32.5% 32.5%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10.0% 10.0%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5.5 32.5% 32.5%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10.0% 10.0%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 5.0% 5.0%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 5 6% 6.0%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 4 Table
2.4.1 Over 50% Black Voting Rights 1 50% 50%
2.4.2 Over 75% Black Voting Rights 2 75% 75%
2.4.3 Over 50% Black Women Voting Rights 1 50% 50%
Ownership Total 31
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2.5 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 20%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2.5 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 20%
2.1.5 Exceeding Black Executive Target 1 50%
2.1.6 Exceeding Black Female Executive Target 1 20%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 12
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 1.5 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 30%
2.7.1 Black Professionally Registered Employees 2 50%
2.8.1 Black Youth Employees 2 30%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 0.5 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 10
Management Control Total 22
Skills Development 2.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 7 2%
2.1.2.1 Expenditure for African Employees 2 86.45%
2.1.2.2 Expenditure on Black Management (E,S,M) 3 15.00%
2.1.2.3 Expenditure on Black Management (J) 1 10.00%
2.1.2.4 Bursaries/Scholarships for Black People 4 15.00%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Category A/B/C/D 4 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Professional Candidates 4 60.0%
2.1.2.3 Number of Black Disabled People in A/B/C/D 1 5.0%
2.1.4.1 Mentorship Programme 3 Yes/No
2.1.5.1 Number of Black People Absorbed Category A/B/C/D 1 100.0%
2.1.5.3 Number of Black Professional Registrars 4 60.0%
Skills Development Total 34
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 6 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 2 10%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 3 20%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 4 20%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all 35% Black Women Owned Suppliers 3 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Owned Suppliers 2 20%
2.1.7 B-BBEE Spend from all >51% Black Women Owned Suppliers 1 8%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 21
2.2.1 Compliant Supplier Development Program 4 Yes/No
2.3.1 Supplier Development 4 3.00%
2.3.2 Supplier Development to > 51% Black Women Owned entities 1 0.60%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 9
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 30
Socio Economic Development 2.4.1 Socio Economic Development 4 1.25%
2.4.2 Socio Economic Development of Disadvantaged Communities 1 0.38%
2.4.3 Socio Economic Development towards Structured Projects 1 1.25%
Socio Economic Development Total 6
Total Scorecard 123


ICT

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4 30.%+1 30%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 4 30% 30%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 3% 3%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 2 2% 2%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 3 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 2 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 3 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 2 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 13
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 44%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 10
Management Control Total 23
Skills Development 2.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 8 6%
2.1.1.2 Expenditure for Black People with Disabilities 4 0.30%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 4 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 2.5%
2.1.3 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100.0%
Skills Development Total 25
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 3 15%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 4 15%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 40%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 27
2.2.1 Supplier/Vendor/Partner Development 10 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development with ICT Companies 15 3%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation <10% Ben. Workforce 1
2.4.3 Bonus: Job Creation >11% Ben. Workforce 2 11%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 29
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 56
Socio Economic Development 2.3 Socio Economic Development 12 2%
Socio Economic Development Total 12
Total Scorecard 141


MAC

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 8.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4 40%+1 40%
8.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 20% 20%
8.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 4 40% 40%
8.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 20% 20%
8.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 3% 3%
8.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 2 2% 2%
8.3 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 9.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2 50%
9.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
9.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
9.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
9.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 3 60%
9.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 2 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 11
9.3.1 Black Senior Management 3 60%
9.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 2 30%
9.4.1 Black Middle Management 3 75%
9.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 2 38%
9.5.1 Black Junior Management 2 88%
9.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 2 44%
9.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 16
Management Control Total 27
Skills Development 10.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 8 4%
10.1.2 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 4 0.20%
10.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 4 1.5%
10.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 1.5%
10.3.1 Number of Black People Absorbed 10 100.0%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 11.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
11.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 4 15%
11.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 5 15%
11.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 40%
11.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 12%
11.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 29
11.2.1 Supplier Development 10 2%
11.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
11.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
11.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 17
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 46
Socio Economic Development 12.1.1 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Responsible Social Marketing 13.1.1 Attaining No Adverse Ruling (+Contribution) 3 1%
13.1.2 Attending RSM Initiatives (+Contribution) 2
Responsible Social Marketing Total 5
Total Scorecard 133


Financial Services -Other Institutions

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4 25.%+1 25%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 3 25% 25%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 3% 3%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 3 2% 2%
2.3 Net Equity Value 6 Table
2.4 Bonus: Direct/Indirect ownership in excess of 15% 3 10%
2.5 Bonus: Economic Interest and Voting Rights above 32.5% 1 32.5%
2.5 Bonus: Economic Interest and Voting Rights above 40% 1 40%
Ownership Total 28
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 1 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 8
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.3.3 African Senior Management 1 52%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.4.3 African Middle Management 1 65%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 44%
2.5.3 African Junior Management 1 76%
2.6 Black employees with Disabilities 1 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 12
Management Control Total 20
Skills Development 2.1.1 Expenditure on Black Senior/Executive management 1 2.0%
2.1.2 Expenditure on Black Female Senior/Executive management 0.5 1.0%
2.1.3 Expenditure on African Senior/Executive management 0.5 1.7%
2.2.1 Expenditure on Black Middle management 1 3.0%
2.2.2 Expenditure on Black Female Middle management 0.5 1.5%
2.2.3 Expenditure on African Middle management 0.5 2.6%
2.3.1 Expenditure on Black Junior management 1 5.0%
2.3.2 Expenditure on Black Female Junior management 1 2.5%
2.3.3 Expenditure on African Junior management 1 4.3%
2.4.1 Expenditure on Black non-management staff 2 8.0%
2.4.2 Expenditure on Black Female non-management staff 1 4.0%
2.4.3 Expenditure on African non-management staff 1 6.9%
2.5 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 1.5%
2.6 Expenditure on Black Employees with Disabilities 1 0.3%
2.7 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 4 5.0%
2.8 Number of Black People Absorbed 3 100.0%
Skills Development Total 23
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 75%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 3 14%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 4 8%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 20%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 9%
2.4.3 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Stockbrokers, Fund Managers, Intermediaries 2 5%
2.4.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 29
2.2.1 Supplier Development 10 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
2.4.5 Enterprise Development – Stockbrokers/Fund Managers/Intermediaries 3 1%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 20
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 49
Socio Economic Development 2.1 Socio Economic Development 3 0.6%
2.2 Consumer Education Contributions 2 0.4%
2.3.1 Additional Consumer Education Contributions 1 0.1%
2.3.2 Grant to Fundisa Retail Fund 2 0.2%
Socio Economic Development Total 8
Total Scorecard 128


Construction - Contractors

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4.5 32.5% 32.5%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10.0% 10.0%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 4.5 32.5% 32.5%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10.0% 10.0%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 10.0% 10.0%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 5 5% 5.0%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 6 Table
2.4.1 Over 50% Black Voting Rights 1 50% 50%
2.4.2 Over 75% Black Voting Rights 2 75% 75%
2.4.3 Over 50% Black Women Voting Rights 1 50% 50%
Ownership Total 31
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 3 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 20%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 20%
2.1.5 Exceeding Black Executive Target 1 50%
2.1.6 Exceeding Black Female Executive Target 1 20%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 12
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 0.5 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 1 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 0.5 30%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 0.5 35%
2.7.1 Black Professionally Registered Employees 2 50%
2.8.1 Black Youth Employees 2 30%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 0.5 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 10
Management Control Total 22
Skills Development 2.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 4 2%
2.1.2.1 Expenditure for African Employees 2 86.45%
2.1.2.2 Expenditure on Black Management (E,S,M) 2 15.00%
2.1.2.3 Expenditure on Black Management (J) 1 10.00%
2.1.2.4 Bursaries/Scholarships for Black People 2 15.00%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Category A/B/C/D 3 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Professional Candidates 3 60.0%
2.1.2.3 Number of Black Disabled People in A/B/C/D 1 5.0%
2.1.4.1 Mentorship Programme 3 Yes/No
2.1.5.1 Number of Black People Absorbed Category A/B/C/D 1 100.0%
2.1.5.2 Number of Black Mentorship Promotees 2 15.0%
2.1.5.3 Number of Black Professional Registrars 2 60.0%
Skills Development Total 26
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 6 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 3 15%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 3 15%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 4 20%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all 35% Black Women Owned Suppliers 3 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Owned Suppliers 3 20%
2.1.7 B-BBEE Spend from all >51% Black Women Owned Suppliers 1 8%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 23
2.2.1 Compliant Supplier Development Program 5 Yes/No
2.3.1 Supplier Development 8 3.00%
2.3.2 Supplier Development to > 51% Black Women Owned entities 2 0.60%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 15
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 38
Socio Economic Development 2.4.1 Socio Economic Development 4 1.25%
2.4.2 Socio Economic Development of Disadvantaged Communities 1 0.38%
2.4.3 Socio Economic Development towards Structured Projects 1 1.25%
Socio Economic Development Total 6
Total Scorecard 123


Agriculture

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 4 25.%+1 25%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 4 25% 25%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 4% 4%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 2 2% 2%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 9
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 44%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 10
Management Control Total 19
Skills Development 2.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 8 6%
2.1.1.2 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 4 0.30%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 4 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 2.5%
2.1.3 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100.0%
Skills Development Total 25
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 3 15%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 4 15%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 40%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 27
2.2.1 Supplier Development 10 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 17
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 44
Socio Economic Development 2.3 Socio Economic Development 15 2%
Socio Economic Development Total 15
Total Scorecard 128


Integrated Transport - Bus Commuter/Coach Services

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 6 35.%+1 35%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5 35% 35%
2.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups 3 3% 3%
2.2.4 Economic Interest of Black New Entrants 4 10% 10%
2.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 30
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 9
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 1 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 34%
2.5.3 Black women in Semi Skilled/Unskilled positions 2 25%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
2.6.2 Black female employees with Disabilities 1 1%
Employment Equity Subtotal 13
Management Control Total 22
Skills Development 2.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 8 6%
2.1.1.2 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 4 0.30%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 6 6.0%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 4 2.5%
2.1.3 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100.0%
Skills Development Total 27
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 4 20%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 4 20%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 9 40%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 5 15%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 3%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 29
2.2.1 Supplier Development 10 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 17
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 46
Socio Economic Development 2.3 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Total Scorecard 130


GENERAL SPECIALISED

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Management Control 2.1.1 Voting Rights of Black Board Members 2 50%
2.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Female Board Members 1 25%
2.1.3 Black Executive Directors 2 50%
2.1.4 Black Female Executive Directors 1 25%
2.2.1 Other Black Executive Management 2 60%
2.2.2 Other Black Female Executive Management 1 30%
Executive Management Subtotal 9
2.3.1 Black Senior Management 2 60%
2.3.2 Black Female Senior Management 1 30%
2.4.1 Black Middle Management 2 75%
2.4.2 Black Female Middle Management 1 38%
2.5.1 Black Junior Management 2 88%
2.5.2 Black Female Junior Management 1 44%
2.6.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Employment Equity Subtotal 11
Management Control Total 20
Skills Development 2.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 9 6%
2.1.1.2 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 4 0.30%
2.1.2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 6 2.5%
2.1.2.2 Number of Black Unemployed People in Specified Training 6 2.5%
2.1.3 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100.0%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 2.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 5 80%
2.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all QSE Suppliers 4 15%
2.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all EME Suppliers 5 15%
2.1.4 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 11 40%
2.1.5 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Women Owned Suppliers 5 12%
2.1.6 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 2 2%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 32
2.2.1 Supplier Development 15 2%
2.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
2.4.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
2.4.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 22
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 54
Socio Economic Development 2.3 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Total Scorecard 109

QSE - Scorecards

General
Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 2.1.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5 25.%+1 25%
2.1.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.1.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5 25% 25%
2.1.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
2.1.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 3 2.00% 2%
2.1.3 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 3.1.1.1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 50%
3.1.1.1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 25%
3.1.1.2.1 Black Senior/Middle/Junior Management 6 60%
3.1.1.2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle/Junior Management 2 30%
Management Control Total 15
Skills Development 4.1.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 15 3%
4.1.1.1.2 Expenditure for Female Black People 7 1%
4.1.1.1.3 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 3 0.15%
4.1.1.2 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 5.1.1.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 15 60%
5.1.1.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 5 15%
5.1.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 1 1%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 21
5.1.1.3.1 Supplier Development 5 1%
5.1.1.4.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
5.1.1.5.1 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
5.1.1.5.2 Bonus: Job Creation 1
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 12
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 33
Socio Economic Development 6.1.1 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Total Scorecard 108


MAC

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 15.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5 25.%+1 25%
15.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
15.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5 25% 25%
15.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
15.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 3 2.00% 2%
15.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 0
16.1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 50%
16.1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 25%
16.2.1 Black Senior/Middle/Junior Management 6 60%
16.2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle/Junior Management 2 30%
Management Control Total 15
Skills Development 17.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 20 3%
17.1.2 Expenditure for Female Black People 5 2%
17.2.1 Number of Black People Absorbed 10 100%
Skills Development Total 35
Enterprise and Supplier Development 18.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 12 60%
18.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 8 15%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 20
18.2.1 Supplier Development 5 1%
18.3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 10
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 30
Socio Economic Development 6.1.1 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Responsible Social Marketing 20.1.1 Attaining No Adverse Ruling (+Contribution) 3 1%
20.1.2 Attending RSM Initiatives (+Contribution) 2
Responsible Social Marketing Total 5
Total Scorecard 115


ICT

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 4.1.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5 30%+1 30%
4.1.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
4.1.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5 30% 30%
4.1.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
4.1.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 3 2.00% 2%
4.1.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 25
Management Control 5.1.1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 50%
5.1.1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 25%
5.1.2.1 Black Senior/Middle/Junior Management 6 60%
5.1.2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle/Junior Management 2 30%
Management Control Total 15
Skills Development 6.1.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 15 3%
6.1.1.2 Expenditure for Female Black People 7 1%
6.1.1.3 Expenditure for Black Employees with Disabilities 3 0.15%
6.1.1.4 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 7.1.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 15 60%
7.1.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 5 15%
7.1.1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Designated Group Suppliers 1 1%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 21
7.1.1.4 Supplier Development 5 2%
7.1.1.5 Enterprise Development 5 2%
7.1.1.6 Bonus: Graduation to Supplier Development 1
7.1.1.7 Bonus: Job Creation <10% Ben. Workforce 1
7.1.1.8 Bonus: Job Creation >11% Ben. Workforce 2 11%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 14
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 35
Socio Economic Development 6.1.1 Socio Economic Development 12 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 12
Total Scorecard 117


GENERAL SPECIALISED

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Management Control 9.1.1 Black Executive Directors 8 50%
9.1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 3 25%
9.2.1 Black Senior/Middle/Junior Management 11 60%
9.2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle/Junior Management 3 30%
Management Control Total 25
Skills Development 10.1.1 Expenditure for Black People 24 3%
10.1.2 Expenditure for Female Black People 6 1%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 11.1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 25 60%
11.1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 5 10%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 30
Socio Economic Development 6.1.1 Socio Economic Development 15 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 15
Total Scorecard 100


TOURISM

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 1.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5 30.%+1 30%
1.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 15% 15%
1.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5 30% 30%
1.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 3 15% 15%
1.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 3 3.00% 3%
1.3.1 Net Equity Value 8 Table
Ownership Total 26
Management Control 1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 60%
1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 30%
2.1 Black Senior/Middle/Junior Management 6 60%
2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle/Junior Management 2 30%
3.1 Black employees with Disabilities 2 2%
Management Control Total 17
Skills Development 1.1 Expenditure for Black People in Accom/Hospitality/Travel 10 3%
1.2 Expenditure for Female Black People in Accom/Hospitality/Travel 9 2%
2.1 Number of Black People in Learnerships/Apprenticeships/Internships 6 2.50%
3.1 Number of Black People Absorbed 5 100%
Skills Development Total 30
Enterprise and Supplier Development 1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 8 60%
1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 10 30%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 18
2.1 Supplier Development 7 1%
3.1 Enterprise Development 5 1%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 12
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 30
Socio Economic Development 1 Socio Economic Development 5 1%
2 Status as TOMSA levy collector 3 Yes/No
Socio Economic Development Total 8
Total Scorecard 111


Construction -Built Environment Professionals

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 1.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5.5 25.%+1 25%
1.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
1.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5.5 25% 25%
1.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
1.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 7 5.00% 5%
1.3 Net Equity Value 5 Table
1.4.1 Over 40% Black Voting Rights 1.5 40% 40%
1.4.2 Over 12.5% Black Women Voting Rights 1.5 12.5% 12.5%
Ownership Total 30
Management Control 1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 50%
1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 25%
2.1 Black Senior/Middle Management 6 20%
2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle Management 2 10%
2.3 Black Junior Management 4 40%
2.4 Black Female Junior Management 1 20%
Management Control Total 20
Skills Development 1.1 Expenditure for Black People 14 2%
1.2 Expenditure on Black Management (E,S,M) 7 25.00%
1.3 Expenditure for Black People with Disabilities 3 3.00%
2.1 Number of Black People Absorbed 1 100%
2.2 Number of Black Professional Registrars 1 50.0%
Skills Development Total 26
Enterprise and Supplier Development 1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 13 60%
1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 5 17.5%
1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all 35% Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 8%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 22
2.1 Supplier Development 7 1%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 7
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 29
Socio Economic Development 1.1 Socio Economic Development 3 1.00%
1.2 Socio Economic Development of Disadvantaged Communities 2 0.50%
Socio Economic Development Total 5
Total Scorecard 110


Construction - Contractors

Compliance Target
Scorecard Element Code Criteria Points % Value
Ownership 1.1.1 Voting Rights of Black People 5.5 25.%+1 25%
1.1.2 Voting Rights of Black Women 2 10% 10%
1.2.1 Economic Interest of Black People 5.5 25% 25%
1.2.2 Economic interest of Black Women 2 10% 10%
1.2.3 Economic interest of Black Designated Groups/New Entrants 7 10.00% 10%
1.3 Net Equity Value 5 Table 0%
1.4.1 Over 40% Black Voting Rights 1.5 40% 40%
1.4.2 Over 12.5% Black Women Voting Rights 1.5 13% 13%
Ownership Total 30 0
Management Control 1.1 Black Executive Directors 5 50%
1.2 Black Female Executive Directors 2 25%
2.1 Black Senior/Middle Management 6 20%
2.2 Black Female Senior/Middle Management 2 10%
2.3 Black Junior Management 4 40%
2.4 Black Female Junior Management 1 20%
Management Control Total 20 0
Skills Development 1.1 Expenditure for Black People 14 2%
1.2 Expenditure on Black Management (E,S,M) 7 25%
1.3 Expenditure for Black People with Disabilities 3 3.00%
2.1 Number of Black People Absorbed 1 100%
2.2 Number of Black Professional Registrars 1 50%
Skills Development Total 26 0
Enterprise and Supplier Development 1.1 B-BBEE Spend from all Suppliers 13 60%
1.2 B-BBEE Spend from all Black Owned Suppliers 5 18%
1.3 B-BBEE Spend from all 35% Black Women Owned Suppliers 4 8%
Preferential Procurement Sub Total 22 0
2.1 Supplier Development 7 1%
Enterprise and Supplier Development Sub Total 7 0
Enterprise and Supplier Development Total 29 0
Socio Economic Development 1.1 Socio Economic Development 3 1%
1.2 Socio Economic Development of Disadvantaged Communities 2 1%
Socio Economic Development Total 5 0
0 0
Total Scorecard 110 0

Scorecard - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is BEE

BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) or Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), as it is technically known, is an initiative by the South African government to address historical imbalances of the country by facilitating the participation of black people in the mainstream economy.

Black people refer to African, Coloured, Indian and Chinese persons who are South African citizens by birth or by descent, or who were naturalised prior to the commencement of the interim constitution in 1993, or who those would have been able to acquire citizenship by naturalization prior to 27 April 1994 had it not been for the presence of the Apartheid policy.

BBBEE is governed by the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act, the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice initially gazetted in February 2007, and then the subsequent Amended Codes of Good Practice gazetted in October 2013.


How is BEE compliance expressed and what level is considered compliant?

BEE CONTRIBUTION LEVEL SCORECARD POINTS PROCUREMENT RECOGNITION
1 100 or above 135%
2 85 to 99.99 125%
3 75 to 84.99 110%
4 65 to 74.99 100%
5 55 to 64.99 80%
6 45 to 54.99 60%
7 40 to 44.99 50%
8 30 to 39.99 10%
Non Compliant < 30 0%

Level Four is considered fully Compliant.


When must the business entity be compliant?

On 6 January 2004 Government passed into law the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No. 53, 2003. The final B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice are now operational as of the date of publication in the Government Gazette, No. 29617, on 9 February 2007.

Although there are no direct financial penalties that could be applied to non BEE compliant businesses, the system ensures that Procurement managers and Buyers will favour businesses that are compliant since that enhances their own BEE Scorecard under the Preferential Procurement element provisions.


Does every business have to have black people as shareholders?

Black shareholding can attribute a maximum of 23% to the Generic Scorecard, but there is no legal obligation that can be enforced. In any event, Qualifying Small Enterprises may choose any four of the seven Elements on which to be rated, and can leave out the Ownership element entirely, although black representation does contribute to bonus points as well as promotions under certain circumstances.

The Generic Scorecard consists of 7 Elements, of which Ownership is only one.


If the business has no black shareholders, what is the point of going through a B-BBEE rating?

There are seven B-BBEE elements and each contributes to the outcome of the Scorecard and the ownership element is just one of these. Since ownership carries a weighting of maximum 23% and 28% respectively, based on either the Generic Scorecard or the QSE Scorecard, it is possible to achieve an acceptable B-BBEE Rating without having any Black shareholders in the business

B-BBEE ELEMENT WEIGHT
Ownersip 20.00%
Management 10.00%
Employment Equity 15.00%
Skills Development 15.00%
Preferencial Procurement 20.00%
Enterprise Development 15.00%
Socio Economic Development 5.00%


What is an EXEMPTED MICRO-ENTERPRISE (EME)?

An EME is a business that has an annual turnover of R5 million or less (or R2,5 million in the tourism industry) OR a business that is less than 1 year old.

Such businesses qualify for a Level 4 BEE certificate undergoing a full BEE audit.


Do all business entities have to be B-BBEE compliant?

Only business enterprises (those classified as ‘Exempted Micro Enterprises’) with an annual turnover of R5 Million and less will be exempted. Such entities will automatically be recognized as Level Four B-BBEE Contributors with a procurement recognition level of 100%.

Start-up enterprises are Exempted Micro-Enterprises for the FIRST YEAR following their formation or incorporation regardless of their expected revenue. Tendering for contracts above R5 million does require Scorecard submission.

Businesses that are not exempt fall into one of two categories:

  • Those with an annual turnover between R5 Million and R35 Million are measured under the QUALIFYING SMALL ENTERPRISES (‘QSE’) codes.
  • Those with a turnover of R35 Million and above are measured under the GENERIC SCORECARD codes.


What is the difference between the QSE and the GENERIC scorecard?

The Qualifying Small Enterprise (‘QSE’) must elect to be rated on any four of the seven B-BBEE elements. Where a selection is not specifically made by the business enterprise, the four best element scores will be used to calculate the final result.

This means that an enterprise can still achieve a reasonable B-BBEE rating, in spite of not performing well in three of the seven elements.

The Generic Scorecard includes all seven B-BBEE Elements, namely:

  • Ownership
  • Management Control
  • Employment Equity
  • Skills Development
  • Preferential Procurement
  • Enterprise Development
  • Socio-Economic & Sector Specific Contributions


Who is SANAS?
SANAS (South African National Accreditation System) is the recognised accreditation body on behalf of the DTI. SANAS is therefore responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the required rating standards in the BEE industry.

Who is ABVA
The Association of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA) is an independent national membership organisation representing the black economic empowerment (BEE) verification industry.