Who Qualifies for BEE in South Africa

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who qualifies for bee in South Africa

Knowing who qualifies for BEE in South Africa is vitally important as it creates a more diverse and representative workforce, supporting the growth of black-owned businesses, and contributing to community development. In direct terms, Broad-based black economic empowerment BBBEE or BEE is a government policy that advances economic transformation and enhances the economic participation of Black people.

This is in line with the legislative definition below;

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) programme provides a legislative framework for the transformation of South Africa’s economy. The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, [No. 53 of 2003], as amended, aims to advance economic transformation and enhance the economic participation of black people in the South African economy.

B-BEEE seeks to advance access of black people in the South African Economy. The term “black people” is a generic term which means Africans, Coloureds, Indians, and Chinese South Africans –

(a) who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent; or

(b) who became citizens of the Republic of South Africa by

Naturalisation –

(i) before 27 April 1994; or

(ii) on or after 27 April 1994 and who would have been entitled to acquire citizenship by naturalisation prior to that date.

Through promoting the inclusion of black people in the economy, BEE creates a more equitable and sustainable business environment, which benefits all stakeholders, including companies, employees, and communities. Moreover, BEE compliant businesses not only adhere to regulations, but also portray the company as socially responsible. Such companies are often granted increased trust by local communities and stakeholders.

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment is therefore a key policy in South Africa. Not only does the policy create a more inclusive, diverse, and competitive business environment, but it also creates a more competitive and innovative business environment; promoting economic growth and social development for South African persons. 

Dream Team Capital is committed to assisting individuals and businesses reap the rewards of being BEE compliant, which stems beyond compliance. We offer complete BEE consulting with exceptional expert advice and personalised service.

For assistance in accessing BEE funding & non-repayable grants – Contact DTC!