BEE Commission Takes Aim at Ownership Schemes – EconoBEE Newsletter – 22 September 2016


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Ownership trusts have been an extremely common substitute for Ownership transactions. Trusts and similar schemes always had a dark cloud sitting over them because many believed they didn’t correctly follow the BEE legislation.

Breaking news: This week The BEE Commissioner made her first moves at defining the status of ownership schemes. The impact of which could mean many Employee or Broad Based Ownership schemes will no longer earn BEE points.

EconoBEE is an expert consultancy. Our advice has allowed many organisations to work through and implement long term sustainable strategies that remain inline with the essence of the BEE legislation. Our Managed Service is an effective consulting service to effectively manage BEE. Alternatively if you have a scheme that could soon be outlawed contact us urgently to find the most pragmatic solution.


BEE Commission Takes Aim at Ownership Schemes

The BEE Commissioner is doing an excellent job combating fronting. In a short space of time the Commissioner, Zodwa Ntuli has issued Practice Guides, and issued notices to various organisations she felt who were not following the spirit and intention of the codes. The latest media release concerns a consultancy who was advertising easy ways to get ownership points via training courses.

For many years we have been critical of other organisations that were offering trusts as a shortcut to getting good ownership scores. We saw this as contrary to the codes. Many consultants, agencies, legal and accounting firms are complicit in creating trusts that give no real economic interest to the beneficiaries. They say it was created in line with the codes, but they fail to read all the codes. A crucial statement in the codes, that they have missed is:

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Implementing the Amended Codes

Changes to the BEE legislation will cause most businesses scores to drop substantially which will substantially limit their competitiveness in the market place. Alternative activities to earn points such as changing suppliers might require a radical directional change in business thinking and processes. Identifying points scoring activities while simultaneously eliminating weaknesses is essential to maintaining a satisfactory scorecard.

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Course Name
Full Day Amended BEE Codes
15th December 2016 – JHB
Half Day BEE Workshop
11th October 2016 – JHB
Ownership Structuring – Half day
18th October 2016 – JHB
Employment Equity Committee Compliance Workshop1st November 2016 – JHB

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EconoBEE Newsletter
22 September 2016

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