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Understanding the BBBEEE Skills Development Categories

Understanding the BBBEEE Skills Development Categories

The Skills Development Elements are varied and there are multiple channels to travel through in order to ensure compliance. The goal is for businesses to invest in the future of South Africa by supplying or funding everything from internships to learning programmes.

Learning Programmes Matrix

Skills Development expenditure on learning programmes specified in the Learning Programmes Matrix for black people is counted as a percentage from 3{0837c87e959b44caf399e2925b8e51f09e890488fff385f66b3e6667a27eb68b} and up to 6{0837c87e959b44caf399e2925b8e51f09e890488fff385f66b3e6667a27eb68b} of the leviable amount. Companies can score a total of 8 points for their BEE Scorecards by complying with this BBBEE Skills Development category. This can also be adjusted to recognise gender.

Skills Development expenditure on registered learning programmes that have also been specified in the Learning Programme Matrix for black employees with disabilities as a percentage of the leviable amount should aim for 0,3{0837c87e959b44caf399e2925b8e51f09e890488fff385f66b3e6667a27eb68b} to receive 4 points on your BEE Scorecard. This can be adjusted to recognise gender as well.

Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

To earn 4 BEE Scorecard points 2.5{0837c87e959b44caf399e2925b8e51f09e890488fff385f66b3e6667a27eb68b} of your black employees need to be participating in registered learnerships, apprenticeships and/or internships. The same is true of black people not necessarily under the company’s employment currently.

By providing additional training to black employees and offering training to unemployed black individuals you are building up their skillsets. In turn, those who will eventually become employed thanks to their training will have the proper guidance from those who are already trained and employed.

Bonus Points for Absorbed Learners

An absorbed learner refers to an individual who has completed a learnership or apprenticeship and is then offered a position of permanent employment. You can be rewarded up to 5 bonus points for the Skills Development element on your BEE Scorecard.

When complying with the BBBEE skills development categories it is important to remember that you will not … Read more

How to Take Full Advantage of SETA Learnership Opportunities

How to Take Full Advantage of SETA Learnership Opportunities

As a way of ensuring South African citizens are employable by possessing the skills necessary to successfully complete tasks is a national priority. By improving the skills’ level of citizens you ensure future job opportunities and so too the growth of the South African workforce.

Why are learnerships important?


Offering skills development programmes to South Africans means that you are building a skilled workforce who are capable of contributing to the economy. Skilled employees are proven to be more productive and competitive which drives companies to monetary goals. You should invest in your biggest assets: your employees. With a skilled labour pool we can build our economy to great heights and ensure equal opportunities are offered to all South Africans.

With technological advances and the rate at which the skillset required to be effective changes we need to be sure to keep up. The best way to do so is through complying with SETA requirements and offering employees skills development training in programmes like learnerships. If this is not enough incentive to sway you, consider the fact that you could qualify for a tax rebate.

At SERR Synergy we offer industry-specific and generic learnership programmes specifically designed for businesses that wish to qualify for additional learnership tax rebates and SETA funding. This includes those who wish to maximise their BEE points and qualify for additional bonus points on their BEE Scorecards. These skills development programmes have been proved to optimise Skills Development Levy refunds, increase profit and cash flow, and ensure a more productive and motivated workforce.

How does a tax rebate work for learnerships?


Rebates, allowances and grants are all ways in which learnership programmes aiding in compliance with the Skills Development Act. Discretionary grants are allocated at SETA discretion to employers seeking to provide training … Read more

The Importance of Healthy Breakfast For Children

The Importance of Healthy Breakfast For Children

Keeping child health is the most important thing. Body hygiene, food hygiene and child equipment, are the responsibility of parents. Pay more attention to child hygiene matters, give your child the best care. Indeed, we often find it difficult when children are reluctant to follow what we are commanded, but this should not undermine the spirit of parents to keep the attention of their beloved son. Maintaining health by providing nutritious food intake is sure to be done by all parents. Give a healthy food, and do not think that the food-minded parent should be expensive. Give each day a green vegetable, fruit, water and milk. Nourishing food affects the immune system of the child and also grows the child Make sure the baby eats on time and finishes the meal.

Breakfast for children is very important, as breakfast will give the child the energy in his activities. And of course with breakfast, the child can move properly, the concentration of the child increases and the child is not easy to sleep. In addition breakfast can also increase the metabolism of the child’s body and can make the child more concentrate when receiving lessons in school. If the child does not like the food, try to replace it or make a creation with the food. What’s less important is that we need to know what foods are best and best for breakfast. Although carbohydrates are useful to provide energy for the body, it is worth noting that good breakfasts not only eat carbohydrates. Food for breakfast should contain the complete nutrients needed, including protein, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin A, zinc and iron. And that also needs to be ensured that breakfast foods should be a bit of sodium, salt and sugar. Healthy breakfast standards should be no less than cereals, Read more