FAQ

FAQ 2017-11-03T13:34:42+00:00

The 2016 Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is effective from the date of publication, i.e. 7 November 2016. All verifications in the ICT Sector conducted from the date of publication must be done in terms of the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code.

B-BBEE Certificates issues in terms of the 2012 ICT Sector Code prior to the publication of this Amended BBBEE ICT Sector Code, are valid for 12 months from date of issuing of such certificates.

All verifications not concluded should comply with the Amended BBBEE ICT Sector Code.

The 2016 Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is effective from the date of publication, i.e. 7 November 2016. All verifications in the ICT Sector conducted from the date of publication must be done in terms of the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code.
Verifiction Agencies accredited on the 2012 Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code must now verify The 2016 Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code

Where the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is silent on certain provisions, including Skills as demonstrated in the example, the provisions of the Amended Generic Code shall take precedence.

The fundamental principle for measuring B-BBEE compliance is that substance takes precedence over legal form.
In interpreting the provisions of the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code any reasonable interpretation consistent with the objectives of the Act and the B-BBEE Strategy must take precedence.
The basis for measuring B-BBEE initiatives under the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is the B-BBEE compliance of the measured entities at the time of measurement.
Any misrepresentation or attempt to misrepresent any enterprise’s true B-BBEE Status may lead to the disqualification of the entire scorecard of that enterprise.
Initiatives which split, separate or divide enterprises as a means of ensuring eligibility as an Exempted Micro-Enterprise, a Qualifying Small Enterprise or a Start-Up Enterprise are a circumvention of the Act and may lead to the disqualification of the entire scorecard of those enterprises concerned.
Any representation made by an entity about its B-BBEE compliance must be supported by suitable evidence or documentation. An entity that does not provide evidence or documentation supporting any initiative, must not receive any recognition for that initiative.
Wherever a Standard Valuation Method applies to measuring an indicator, the same standard should apply, as far as reasonably possible, consistently in all other applicable calculations in this statement.
Where the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is silent on certain provisions, the provisions of the Amended Generic Code shall take precedence.

The Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code is effective from the date of publication in the government gazette and applies to entities listed under paragraph P above.
All verifications in the ICT Sector conducted from the date of publication must be done in terms of the Amended B-BBEE ICT Sector Code.
B-BBEE Certificates issues in terms of the 2012 ICT Sector Code prior to the publication of this Amended BBBEE ICT Sector Code, are valid for 12 months from date of issuing of such certificates and should be acceptable.

The MICT SETA has published a list of ICT priority skills that will be published on the DTPS website.

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