Tourism BBBEE Code Under Construction

Department of Tourism

The tourism department has invited stakeholders to participate in the alignment of the Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes to the amended Generic Codes of Good Practice.

The invitation, published in Government Gazette 37956, is based on the need for all sector charter councils to align their sector-specific codes to the new B-BBEE Generic Codes of Good Practice.

The revised codes were released in October last year.

Some of the changes included:
 
•    5 elements in generic scorecard
•    Ownership points broadened to include designated groups in the main points
•    Exempted micro-enterprises and qualifying small enterprises thresholds adjusted
•    All companies to comply with five elements
•    Revised qualification points for BBBEE recognition
•    New priority elements- ownership, skills development and supplier development
•    100% black owned-level 1
•    50% and above black owned-level 2
•    BBBEE employment equity elements aligned with Employment Equity Act
•    Qualifying small enterprises to comply with at least two elements
 
The codes contain principles and guidelines designed to speed up and facilitate the implementation of BBBEE.
 
The codes provide a standard framework for the measurement of BBBEE across all sectors of the economy.

Councils have until 30 April 2015 to align their codes.

A draft tourism BBBEE sector code is under construction.

It can be found at www.tourism.gov.za.

Written comment on the proposals is invited until 31 October 2014.

It can be emailed to bbbee@tourism.gov.za.

Sabinet Cape Town Office