05. BEE EVENTS

Newly Amended BEE Codes FREE Info Session : LIMITED TO 2 ATTENDEES PER COMPANY - 28 March 2017

Date: 2017-March-28 Time: 9:00 - 13h00
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: Free

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Uncertain about the NEW AMENDED BEE CODES? This is the perfect place to start and the best part about it is that it is FREE. BEESA's free Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes the have been implemented through the New Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. There are currently many interpretive issues and challenges in the Amended Codes and it is important for businesses to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes and make you aware of interpretive issues which need to be addressed.

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Understanding the Skills Development Element - 30 March 2017

Date: 2017-March-30 Time: 8:30 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

Information:
Skills Development has been identified as a Priority Element under the New B-BBEE Codes of Good practice. This, along with increased spend and the new EAP (Economically Active Population) targets, requires a business to place a lot more focus on Skills Development to achieve at least the sub-minimum requirement for each category in the element. Failure to reach the new sub-minimum will result in an automatic drop in one BEE Level irrespective of overall scoring. Join us in this workshop to obtain an in-depth understanding of all the changes relating to the Skills Development Element along with ways to maximise your score under the New B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

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Amended B-BBEE Codes - FREE Workshop - 30 March 2017 - Cape Town

Date: 2017-March-30 Time: 9:00 - 12h30
Venue: 33 Martin Hammersclag Way, 4th Floor, Foreshore, Cape Town Cost: Free

Information:
BEESA'S FREE workshop is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes the have been implemented through the New Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. There are many interpretive issues and challenges in the Amended Codes as they stand and it is important for businesses to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement changes. BEESA is is designed to provide you with information on the changes to the B-BBEE Codes of good practice. This workshop will take you through an overview of the changes and make you aware of interpretive issues which need to be addressed.


BEE Managers Course - May and June 2017

Date: 2017-April-May Time: 08:30 - 16h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 35 000 ex vat

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The purpose of the B-BBEE Managers Course is to assist the delegates to make Transactional B-BBEE Management practical. The delegates will be equipped with the right skill-set to understand the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice in order to view their company’s data and highlight risks and opportunities that can strategically influence the B-BBEE Score on a transactional level. This course consists of both theory and practical elements which will provide the delegate the opportunity to obtain a solid conceptual understanding of the theory by working through the simulated case studies. The primary aim of the simulated case studies is to translate the theory into a practicable knowledge which can easily be applied in the workplace. The Facilitator will share information on how companies can establish a B-BBEE Management structure which is designed to limit B-BBEE administration time while maintaining the required controls over B-BBEE Score progress. The Facilitator will also illustrate how to secure a return on investment from B-BBEE programmes in all areas of the B-BBEE Scorecard and explore how to measure the return on investment.

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Completion of WSP/ATR and PIVOTAL training report - 05 April 2017

Date: 2017-April-05 Time: 9:00 - 16h00
Venue: Unit 3, 5 Sherbourne Rd, Parktown, JHB Cost: R 3000 ex vat

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The WSP/ATR and PIVOTAL reports are mandatory for a business that requires Skills Development to be recognised on their B-BBEE Scorecard. These reports need to be submitted to the applicable SETA before end of April 2017. Skills Development has been identified as a Priority Element under the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good practice. This means that businesses must focus on Skills Development to achieve the sub-minimum requirement for each category in the element or potentially face a loss in their BEE Level, irrespective overall scoring. Join us Wednesday, 05 April 2017, as we provide you with the guidelines to understand the impact of the reports on the business along with training on how to complete these reports correctly.

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Understanding Management Control and the Employment Equity Act - 06 April 2017

Date: 2017-April-06 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

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The DTI has clarified certain aspects regarding the Management Control element of the B-BBEE Scorecard. The Amended EAP targets and weightings calculations are of particular interest and may impact the scores of companies for the Senior, Middle and Junior Management levels, possibly up to 2 points. There are also interpretive issues which have been identified and which need to be discussed with the Verification Agencies of Measured Entities, specifically as it relates to the measurement of Other Executive Management. Depending on the interpretation applied by the Agency, the scores for this sub-element could vary by as much as 3 points. It is therefore imperative for companies to understand the impact to be able to plan for the improvement of their scores over time, as well as to be able to argue anomalous points with the Verification Agency. The Employment Equity Act, which was signed by President Jacob Zuma on the 01 August 2014 to become law, has introduced a number of significant changes which may affect businesses to a large extent. There have been changes made in relation to definitions, turnover thresholds, unfair and fair discrimination, settling disputes, etc. The concept of “Equal Work for Equal Pay” has also been newly introduced. The Codes of Good Practice for Employment Equity is currently out for public comment, but certain aspects are almost certain to remain unchanged. These should be taken into consideration in implementing Employment Equity, e.g. guidelines to implementing the “Equal Work for Equal Pay” principle, the required format for Employment Equity Plans, as well as some adaptations to the EEA2 and EEA4 Reporting Formats, amongst others.

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BEE Fundamentals (New Codes vs. Old Codes) Seminar - 12 April 2017

Date: 2017-April-12 Time: 9:00 - 16h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

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This is the basics workshop on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) that you have been missing! BEESA has been in the business of providing B-BBEE consulting and training for over a decade. As a result, we have encountered most situations as they may relate to B-BBEE and its implementation. We have discovered a common challenge that many of those trying to implement B-BBEE are facing and that is that they have either never read the Codes of Good Practice or for those that have, many have found it to be a challenging read, further complicated by negative emotional sentiment and varying interpretive issues. With this workshop, we simplify the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice through an understandable presentation where we promote questions and discussion. We also cover many of the interpretive issues that are faced in real-world implementation along with ways that these can be dealt with. This workshop is a must for anyone newly tasked with the implementation or management of B-BBEE in their business or those seeking a better understanding of the NEW B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

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FREE Intergrated Sustainable BEE Presentation - Multinationals and Large Corporates ONLY- 18 April 2017

Date: 2017-April-18 Time: 9:00 - 11h30
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: Free

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Multinationals and large corporates in South Africa face unique challenges associated with the use of traditional business management principles and practices. The changing diversity environment in our country requires a extensive shift and enhancement of standard business operations to allow for optimised performance and productivity from a diverse workforce and supply chain. The ISBEE™ Programme consists of a world-class change management approach, which has been tailored by BEESA to deliver ‘Organisational Transformation’ aligned to the requirements set out in the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act and Codes of Good Practice while radically improving return on investment. This ‘Organisational Transformation’ is specifically designed as a company-wide shift in paradigm over diversity management resulting in a new level of consciousness on how a racially and gender diverse workforce impacts on operational performance and productivity and importantly, how to manage business operations in this new environment.

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Newly Amended ICT Sector Codes Info Session : 20 April 2017 - Cape Town

Date: 2017-April-20 Time: 9:00 - 13h30
Venue: 33 Martin Hammersclag Way, 4th Floor, Foreshore, Cape Town Cost: R 1500 ex vat

Information:
BEESA's Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes the have been made in the final version of the Amended ICT Codes that were published on 7 November. There are currently many interpretive issues in the BEE environment and these new ICT Codes are no different. So it is important for businesses in this industry to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes that have been proposed and make you aware of interpretive issues which may arise once these codes are published in their final form.

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Understanding the Enterprise and Supplier Development Element : 21 April 2017

Date: 2017-April-21 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

Information:
There are many dangers and complexities to consider when calculating targets for Ownership, Procurement and Enterprise Supplier Development. Misunderstanding these has led many to suffer unforeseen BEE point loss. Join us in an interactive workshop on 21 April 2017, to discover more strategic approaches while understanding the risks involved when working out these calculations for the above mentioned BEE Elements. There is no other course available with this level of targeted detail on how to address the Ownership, Procurement, Enterprise/Supplier and Socio-Economic Development target calculations for your business.

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Newly Amended BEE Codes FREE Info Session : LIMITED TO 2 ATTENDEES PER COMPANY - 03 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-03 Time: 9:00 - 13h00
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: Free

Information:
Uncertain about the NEW AMENDED BEE CODES? This is the perfect place to start and the best part about it is that it is FREE. BEESA's free Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes the have been implemented through the New Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. There are currently many interpretive issues and challenges in the Amended Codes and it is important for businesses to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes and make you aware of interpretive issues which need to be addressed.

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Managing People Through EAP - 10 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-10 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: R 3000 ex vat

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With the new changes in Broad-Based Balck Economic Empowerment there is a much stronger requirement to move away from pure Transactional B-BBEE, where scoring points was the focus, to a combination of Transactional B-BBEE and Transformational B-BBEE. Transformational B-BBEE is about changing the way that business is conducted in South Africa to drive the much-needed shift in economic participation and therefore the resultant impact on poverty and job creation. Transformational B-BBEE needs to become the new focus with support and understanding of Transactional B-BBEE. One of the biggest shifts in B-BBEE is the alignment of targets to the national targets of the Economically Active Population or EAP. This is a move away from the previous broad requirement of Black participation and further defines the specific needs of the country. This has a major impact on people management within the business and the larger the business the more complex this can become.

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Newly Amended Draft of BEE Construction Sector Codes Info Session : 11 May 2017 - Cape Town

Date: 2016-May-11 Time: 9:00 - 13h30
Venue: 33 Martin Hammersclag Way, 4th Floor, Foreshore, Cape Town Cost: R 1500 ex vat

Information:
BEESA's Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes that have been proposed in the draft Amended Construction Codes that were published in October. There are currently many interpretive issues in the BEE environment and these proposed new Construction Codes are no different and so it is important for businesses in this industry to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes that have been proposed and make you aware of interpretive issues which may arise once these Codes are published in their final form.

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Newly Amended ICT Sector Codes Info Session : 17 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-17 Time: 9:00 - 12h30
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: R 1500 ex vat

Information:
BEESA's Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes the have been made in the final version of the Amended ICT Codes that were published on 7 November. There are currently many interpretive issues in the BEE environment and these new ICT Codes are no different. So it is important for businesses in this industry to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes that have been proposed and make you aware of interpretive issues which may arise once these codes are published in their final form.

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Understanding the Skills Development Element - 18 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-18 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

Information:
Skills Development has been identified as a Priority Element under the New B-BBEE Codes of Good practice. This, along with increased spend and the new EAP (Economically Active Population) targets, requires a business to place a lot more focus on Skills Development to achieve at least the sub-minimum requirement for each category in the element. Failure to reach the new sub-minimum will result in an automatic drop in one BEE Level irrespective of overall scoring. Join us in this workshop to obtain an in-depth understanding of all the changes relating to the Skills Development Element along with ways to maximise your score under the New B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

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Newly Amended Draft of BEE Construction Sector Codes Info Session : 24 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-24 Time: 9:00 - 12h30
Venue: BEESA Business Services, 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown Cost: R 1500 ex vat

Information:
BEESA's Info Session is specially designed to get the attendee up to speed with all the changes that have been proposed in the draft Amended Construction Codes that were published in October. There are currently many interpretive issues in the BEE environment and these proposed new Construction Codes are no different and so it is important for businesses in this industry to understand the rules of the game before attempting to implement any changes. This Info Session will take you through an overview of the changes that have been proposed and make you aware of interpretive issues which may arise once these Codes are published in their final form.

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Understanding the Enterprise and Supplier Development Element : 25 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-25 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

Information:
There are many dangers and complexities to consider when calculating targets for Ownership, Procurement and Enterprise Supplier Development. Misunderstanding these has led many to suffer unforeseen BEE point loss. Join us in an interactive workshop on 25 May 2017, to discover more strategic approaches while understanding the risks involved when working out these calculations for the above mentioned BEE Elements. There is no other course available with this level of targeted detail on how to address the Ownership, Procurement, Enterprise/Supplier and Socio-Economic Development target calculations for your business.

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Ownership Seminar - The Evolution of Black Equity Participation : 31 May 2017

Date: 2017-May-31 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 3000 ex vat

Information:
As many of you will be aware, the new B-BBEE Codes place far more emphasis on the Ownership element than the old B-BBEE Codes do. Without any Black shareholding the most a company can achieve under the new B-BBEE Codes is a Level 5 and that is only if they claim virtually every other point available. For the majority of companies this is impractical as it requires significant spend and a huge amount of effort. As a result more and more companies are turning to the Ownership element for a more effective way to score BEE points. If you are in this position and have never really considered the Ownership element before or if your company has Black shareholding, but you have realised that changes need to be made to meet the requirements of the new Codes then this seminar is for you.

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Understanding the Enterprise and Supplier Development Element : 14 June 2017

Date: 2017-June-14 Time: 9:00 - 15h00
Venue: 05 Sherborne Road, Unit 03 Sherborne Square, Off Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Cost: R 2000 ex vat

Information:
There are many dangers and complexities to consider when calculating targets for Ownership, Procurement and Enterprise Supplier Development. Misunderstanding these has led many to suffer unforeseen BEE point loss. Join us in an interactive workshop on 16 March 2017, to discover more strategic approaches while understanding the risks involved when working out these calculations for the above mentioned BEE Elements. There is no other course available with this level of targeted detail on how to address the Ownership, Procurement, Enterprise/Supplier and Socio-Economic Development target calculations for your business.

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