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All Companies/Organizations that have a wage bill (inclusive directors drawings) in excess of R500 000 per annum, must pay 1% of this wage bill as a training Levy (SDL). In order to get some of this money back, they need to have an qualified SDF – Skills Development Facilitator (either internal or external) to advice/assist them with various processes.

Why an Skills Development Facilitator?

  • Have you been getting your grants back from your SETA?
  • Is someone planning , monitoring  and ensuring that your training suits your BBBEE strategy ?
  • Have you got learnerships and other BEE training programmes in place?
 
If the answer no , then the chances are that you need help.
 
  • Your business is paying a monthly 1% skills  levy to the receiver of revenue .
  • This is 1% of your total payroll.
  • A portion thereof , 20% is allocated to the National Skills fund.
  • The balance is paid over to your  SETA – Sector  Education and Training authority.
  • The Seta is entitled to withold a small amount for administration costs.
  • You stand to recover at least 20% for basic compliancy and
  • another 50% by way of pre planned training grants from the SETA.

What is the purpose of a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)? 

The Workplace Skills Plan serves to structure the type and amount of training for the year ahead, and is based on the skills needs of the organisation. A good WSP should consider current and future needs, taking into account gaps identified through a skills audit, the performance management system, succession planning initiatives, and any new process or technology changes planned for the year.

By when is the levy payable?

The levy must be paid to SARS not later than SEVEN days after the end of the month in respect of which the levy is payable, under cover of a SDL 201 return form.

The functions of a Skills Development Facilitator

  • Assist the employer and employees to develop a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).
  • Submit the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) to the relevant Seta.
  • Advise on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Assist to draft an Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Advice on the quality assurance requirements set by the Seta.
  • Act as a contact person between you and the Seta.
  • Serve as a resource for all aspects of skills development.

Companies/Organisations can either train their own internal person to become the represented SDF or contact any of our Top Students/Facilitators or Agents.

We at TRAINYOUCAN offer a free service where we create the opportunities for Companies / Organisations to get in contact directly with these qualified staff with no hidden cost. Simply another way that we support our learners and members of the group

 

Originally posted 2014-03-25 10:26:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

BBEE or Broad Based BEE

B-BBEE stands for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.

The objective of B-BBEE is to ensure that the majority of South Africans, whom are defined as being black people (as per the definition in the Codes) across all socio economic levels, are able to participate in the positive benefits of empowerment.

The concept of Broad Based BEE was introduced by the Codes of the Practice. 7 B-BBEE Elements are now used to measure a company’s commitment to transformation, as follows:

1. Ownership
2. Management and control
3. Employment equity
4. Skills development
5. Preferential procurement
6. Enterprise development
7. Socio economic development

While the term ‘BEE’ is often still referred to, ‘BEE’ actually no longer exists, and ‘B-BBEE’ is actually meant.

BEE codes of Good Practice

The B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (“the Codes”) can be seen as the BEE rule book. Gazetted in February 2007, the Codes have added certainty to the BEE landscape and provide universal standards for the implementation and measurement of BEE initiatives, with the view of providing consistency, transparency and clear direction on BEE.

Through the use of a BEE Scorecard, the Codes have thus seen BEE become an objective discipline with quantifiable and defined criteria and rules. The Codes have facilitated a move away from BEE being measured only in terms of the original ‘narrow’ BEE criteria towards a more ‘Broad-Based’ approach to empowerment, now incorporating 7 broad based BEE elements.

Definition of Black People or BEE purpose

The Codes define “Black People” as
African, Indian, and Coloured (including Chinese) People
who are citizens of South Africa by:

      birth; or

 

      descent; or

 

      naturalization prior to the commencement date of the Interim Constitution (1993); or

 

    naturalization after the commencement date of the Interim Constitution (1993), but were prevented from becoming naturalized by Apartheid.

White-owned business be BEE Complaint

It is entirely a misconception that in order to be BEE compliant a black shareholder needs to be place. While historically the focus of BEE has been on the Ownership element, with the advent of the Codes and Broad-Based BEE or B-BBEE, the Ownership element is just 1 of 7 the BEE elements.

The size of your business will determine the extent to which the Ownership element will be relevant.

If you are an Exempted Micro Enterprise (i.e. an entity with a turnover of below R5 million per annum) then you are exempt from the provisions of BEE, and will deemed to have a Level 4 BEE status, without changing any aspects of your including, including Ownership.

If you are a Qualifying Small Enterprise (i.e. an entity with a turnover of between R5 million – R35 million) then the QSE Scorecard will be applicable. In terms of the QSE Scorecard you may select any 4 of the 7 BEE elements, each of which will count 25 points towards your BEE Scorecard. Accordingly you may validly leave out 3 BEE elements, including the Ownership element, should you so elect, and will still be fully BEE compliant, should you score points under your 4 selected BEE elements.

If you are a Generic Enterprise (i.e. an entity with a turnover of above R35 million per annum) the Generic Scorecard will be applicable. In terms of the Generic Scorecard all 7 of the BEE elements will be used in determining your overall BEE Score, including the Ownership element. The Ownership element counts for 20 out of 100 points. It is not however compulsory to comply with each element, including the ownership element, and therefore should you not wish to secure black shareholding within your business you will simply not earn any points under the Ownership element. Should you score relatively well in relation to the rest of the Scorecard (where the 80 remaining points lie), it is entirely possible to still score well overall and obtain a decent BEE status level.