An organisation may not claim the salary for an employee Bursar as part of its Bursary Programme. However, as per 188.8.131.52 of the Skills Development Scorecard, an organisation may claim a stipend for an unemployed Bursar.
184.108.40.206 refers: “Skills Development Expenditure on bursaries for ‘Black’ Students at Higher Education Institutions”.
Historically, this principle results in organisations giving preference to unemployed Bursars, where they can claim a higher overall cost.
Members need to consider the return on investment as well as the B-BBEE points when developing their bursary strategy. Furthermore, members must ascertain whether bursaries fall into their Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and their Training Plan before being driven blindly by the B-BBEE points in isolation.
Our Skills Development Service Desk is on hand to guide members in making expenditure claims.