The Business School of South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a private, registered and accredited training institute offering bespoke skills development and eLearning solutions to our corporate clientele.
Established in March 2005 at a time when SETA legislature was just coming to the fore, we have developed a tried and trusted method in helping companies implement their Workplace Skills Plans (WSP’s) towards achieving their targets.
For many years, Skills Development has been regarded as one of the most crucial pillars for economic success and stability. After all, a country that empowers its people, empowers its economy.
However, with lack of space in Universities, access to funding and a plethora of practical issues, South Africa has had to consider other avenues to upskill the nation and bridge the gap between experience and certification, especially in terms of gender and racial inequality. The following historical timeline indicates the introduction and impact of such a solution:
2003 – The Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) programme was introduced with the aim of increasing opportunities for the advancement of previously disadvantaged individuals (PDI’s). It was criticized for benefiting only a narrow stratum of previously disadvantaged groups.
2007 – A modified programme called Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment or B-BBEE was implemented.
2013 – Updates to the Codes of Good Practice of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment were gazetted by the South African Government.
2015 – The Amended Codes of Good Practice came into effect, increasing the effort of compliance by introducing priority elements; Ownership, Skills Development and Enterprise Development.
The changes include the consolidation of duplicate rating criteria into 5 compulsory elements to be used for the assessment of both Generic companies and Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE’s) with the Ownership, Skills Development and Enterprise Development categories being marked as priority elements.
|Old Codes||New Codes|
|1. Code 100: Ownership||1. Code 100: Ownership|
|2. Code 200: Management Control||2. Code 200: Management Control (integrating Employment Equity)|
|3. Code 300: Employment Equity||3. Code 300: Skills Development|
|4. Code 400: Skills Development||4. Code 400: Enterprise and Supplier Development (integrating Preferential Procurement)|
|5. Code 500: Preferential Procurement||5. Code 500: Socio-Economic Development|
|6. Code 600: Enterprise Development|
|7. Code 700: Socioeconomic development|
As a result of the amended B-BBEE codes which came into effect on the 1st of May 2015, companies now find the need to focus more stringently on training interventions. Skills Development is regarded as a compulsory activity for organisations that wish to achieve a favourable B-BBEE rating.
|Skills Development||20 (+5 Bonus Points)|
|Supplier and Enterprise Development||40|
|D||Learnerships & Apprenticeships (Institution & Workplace)|
|F||Informal Training (Short Courses, Conferences and other non-credit bearing soft skills)|
|G||Informal Training (Workplace)|
Accredited courses (hard skills) carry more weight than non-credit bearing courses (soft skills) and organizations’ will be able to maximize their points by embarking on learning interventions that are aligned to SAQA Unit Standards and Qualifications with Learnerships (Employed & Unemployed; Funded & Unfunded) being the best way to bridge the skills gap as well as score highly in the Skills Development category
Be aware that there is a difference between institutional accreditation and programme accreditation. An institute that is accredited may not necessarily offer a programme that is accredited. In terms of the amended legislation, it is important that the programme be accredited (ie. SAQA registered awarding credits against the NQF) in order to be recognised as legitimate training spend. By engaging with The Business School of South Africa as your service pr
By engaging with The Business School of South Africa as your service provider, you will be assured of the highest quality of training delivery, some of the best faculty in the country, accredited learning for your staff and scorecard points in the Skills Development and Enterprise Development categories.
The Business School of South Africa (Pty) Ltd as a SETA registered training provider is a Level 1 (One) EME with 100% B-BBEE compliance and 135% procurement recognition.