A New Year’s Resolution for you.
Solve all your BEE problems in 2008.
BEE has been a problem for many people for many years. Their
customers would ask them for a BEE Scorecard or even mention BEE and
someone would quickly send any questionnaires straight through the
shredder in a mad panic to destroy anything BEE. As for the companies who
kept the questionnaires, it gets delivered to the bottom of a big pile
of other “more important” admin work that ultimately never gets filled
Your poor customers have to send the same questionnaire through
time and time again only to be met with the same empty response. This
unfortunately is not the best way to treat a customer, especially when
they support your business by purchasing your products.
2008 can be different - all is not lost. Last year we had the
introduction of the codes that marked the beginning of Broad Based
Black Economic Empowerment. 2008 is the year when company’s eyes are
opened by the tremendous opportunities that BEE can bring to a business.
It is the beginning of a new year, you don’t yet have piles of
admin on your desk, start 2008 in the right way - solve all your BEE
problems in 2008.
Where do you start?
Start with our 10 steps and our 4 phase process to become BEE Compliant.
Announcing a new service from EconoBEE – Econolog – the best way to document your BEE activities.
You need to keep proper documentary evidence of your BEE activities in
order to claim points!
Most companies are more compliant than they realise
but fail to earn points due to lack of proper record-keeping. This is
especially relevant to Skills Development - Enterprise Development -
EconoLog - BEE Record Keeping and logging system is
the easy way to store relevant information to score maximum points on
your BEE Scorecard. EconoLog is a simple to use web based system that helps you
with your documentation.
- BEE Logging system helps you get all the points you deserve.
Questions and Answers from the BEE Expert Group
Q: Can one use one variable in 2 elements e.g. learners in
skills development in enterprise development as well? Where is this
stated in the Codes of Good Practice?
A: A company can not claim points twice, once for skills training and
once for Enterprise Development. They need to...
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What should businesses look for in prospective BEE partners?
Press Article, written by Keith Levenstein, published by Your Business Magazine
Where would one start looking for potential BEE partners and what are the advantages and disadvantages of going this route?
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment is not only about ownership.
Ownership is worth 20 points on the generic scorecard (for companies
with an annual turnover of more than R35 million) and 25 points for
QSEs – qualifying small enterprises with an annual turnover of between
R5million and R35 million.
There are many advantages of having a black partner, and many pitfalls.
Competition Commission decides...
Our recent complaint regarding ABVA has been evaluated by the Competition Commission
which has come to the following conclusions and decisions:
1) The dti does not make the use of a verification agency mandatory
and the decision to accept or reject a scorecard must be made by the
2) ABVA recommends, i.e. does not demand that you use an ABVA member
3) ABVA undertakes to raise awareness regarding our complaint to its
members and will not condone that practice amongst its members.