Agricultural Sector and the Amended B-BBEE Codes

The Agricultural Sector’s Amended Code was published in Gazette Number 41306 on 08 December 2017. Below is a summary of important aspects from the Code. SCOPE OF APPLICATION The scope of the Amended Agri-BEE Sector Code includes any Enterprise which derives more than 50% of its turnover from: the primary production of agricultural products; the […]

Definitions and interpretations of the Amended B-BBEE Codes

On 31 May 2019, South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry gazetted amendments to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice. These amendments became effective on 01 December 2019. Within these amendments were a number of new definitions and interpretations. Below is a list. Absorption Now restricted to the securing of long term […]

Preferential Procurement and ESD

In May 2019 amendments were made to the Enterprise and Supplier Development Scorecard and are now in effect. The aim of the Preferential Procurement scorecard is to encourage the usage of black owned professional services and entrepreneurs as suppliers while inherently encouraging measured entities to empower themselves on the broad-based principles of B-BBEE. The Preferential […]

Code Series 300: Skills Development

For this article, we will discuss the Amended Code Series 300, Statement 300 of the Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act 2003 as amended in Government Gazette #42496 was published on 31 May 2019. These changes are effective as from 01 December 2019. A brief summary is given below. Code Series 300: Skills Development […]

“Liquor Licences” and B-BBEE

Are you aware that B-BBEE compliance is part of the requirements when applying for a” Liquor Licence”? Below are some extracts from the Department of Trade and Industry’s website regarding application requirements. “HOW TO APPLY FOR A MANUFACTURING AND/OR DISTRIBUTION LICENCE” INSTRUCTION C: B-BBEE AND COMBATING ALCOHOL ABUSE The applicant needs to indicate their commitment […]

Draft Amended Tourism Sector Charter

In this article, we focus on the Amended Sector Code for the Tourism Sector which was gazetted on 27 September 2019 (Gazette Number 42725). In the Gazette the Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council has requested public feedback by no later than 30 November 2019. Following the issuing of the amended Generic Codes of Good Practice on […]

Socio-Economic Development

In this article we focus on the basic criteria of the Socio-Economic Development Element within the scope of the B-BBEE Act, Number 53 of 2003. Socio-economic development is the fifth element that an entity is measured on.  Socio-Economic Development (SED) contributions are any monetary or non-monetary contribution implemented for individuals (natural individual or group of […]


Government published a new Gazette, Number 42648 on 19 August 2019 as Act Number 4 of 2019 titled “Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act, 2019” more commonly known as the AARTO Act. The purpose of the published Amended Act is: To amend the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998, so as […]

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