B-BBEE Tourism Sector Codes

Effective date: 13 / 11 / 2015

There are significant deviations between the Amended Generic Codes of Good Practice and the Amended Tourism Sector Codes in terms of the thresholds for Exempted Micro Enterprises (EME), Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE) and Large Enterprises (Generic). These changes were proposed to address the unique features of the Tourism Sector.
The following thresholds will apply:
Turnover
“Old” Codes
Amended Codes
EME
R0 – 2.5 million
R0 – R5 million
QSE
R2.5 million – R35 million
R5 million – R45 million
Generic
R35 million and more
R45 million and more
Another highlight is that under the ownership element, the compliance target is 30% + 1 Vote, rather than the 25% + 1 Vote under the Generic Codes.
 
Exempt Micro Enterprises (EME):
Required to obtain an affidavit if:
  • 100% black owned = Level 1
  • At least 51% black owned = Level 2
  • 100% white owned = Level 4
Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE): 
 
Required to obtain an affidavit only if:
  • 100% black owned = Level 1
  • At least 51% black owned = Level 2
  • 100% white owned or less than 51 % black owned = Verification required
The empowering supplier status forms part of the QSE affidavit and verification certificate.
Note that the priority elements were introduced on the Amended Tourism Sector Codes. QSEs can choose between two of the three priority elements as explained below:
Priority Elements
QSE
Generic
Ownership
Compulsory
Compulsory
Skills Development
Choice
Compulsory
Enterprise and Supplier Development
Choice
Compulsory
Click here to download a copy of the Tourism Sector Codes. 

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