Skills development in South Africa has become exponentially complicated. Your skills development strategy must put people first, but this is hard to do when the legal framework of inclusivity and social transformation complicates the business process.
We understand that there is a growing urgency for all business organisations - from small companies and SMMEs to larger entities - to integrate the full Employment Equity (EE), Skills Development and BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) strategies and processes to improve on BEE scorecard levels.
Your organisation needs a single comprehensive process to support your employee and training data for Employment Equity, Skills Development and B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) purposes and at SkillsLink, we’ve got exactly that.
When it comes to Skills Development, we can help you
We provide all the services and advice you need around Skills Development and the introduction, facilitation and management of Learnerships, Internships and Skills Programmes. We conceptualise and implement different models for companies to comply with today’s legislation in the most practical way.
By becoming a member of SkillsLink, you’re eligible for a discount of up to 10% on our services.
The new Skills Development category BEE codes
According to legislative amendments, there are new thresholds that have to be met in order to qualify as either:
Qualifying Small Enterprises - QSE
Three priority elements (element with a subminimum of 40% - non-compliance results in discounting of one level):
The importance of Skills Development to your company
The new B-BBEE codes make it very clear that Skills Development is important, which is why it is one of the alternatives to the Ownership pillar in achieving B-BBEE scoring. Every employee needs to be empowered to keep up with the changes and demands of their job and skilling employees is a positive decision with implications for both the future of the company and the personal growth of an employee.
Employees benefit from participating in learnership programmes, while companies can make use of new, improved skills to remain competitive. The costs involved in Skills Development can be often subsidised by government through the SETAs and while all this may seem overwhelming, with the right support from SkillsLink, qualifying for a mandatory grant for skills development is achievable.
What is the Skills Development Levy (SDL)?
SARS collects 1% of your payroll as a Skills Development Levy:
How to claim your Mandatory Grant
You will be entitled to that 20% portion of the levy in the form of a mandatory grant if your company does the following:
How to become a member of SkillsLink
Go to our registration page and Click here to register.
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