BBBEE in socio economic development

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) and businesses can benefit from the socio- economic development (SED) element in the BBBEE Scorecard. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains The socio economic development element is for the benefit of NPOs that, ideally, provides services to more than 75 percent black beneficiaries with disabilities. Businesses can obtain five points […]

Ownership and BBBEE

RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains how the ownership element can benefit people with disabilities and businesses The benefits of the ownership element of the BBBEE Scorecard may be the most misunderstood element from a disability perspective. Disability can be a direct benefit to a company as a Black Designated Group, which is...

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Enterprise development with the help of BBBEE

Businesses can score big on their BBBEE Scorecard by supporting NPOs and business owners with disabilities. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains how The Enterprise and Supplier Development element of the BBBEE Scorecard carries the most points. There is a maximum of 44 points that a company can earn made up of 26...

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Scoring big with learnerships

Companies and people with disabilities can greatly benefit from learnerships as Rustim Ariefdien points out Of all the elements that comprise the BBBEE Scorecard, skills development is one of the more expensive as many companies view it as an expense rather than an investment. Businesses are required to spend 3,5...

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Write a job-securing CV

There are some important dos and don’ts when writing your CV that could be the difference between being invited for an interview or being overlooked While the interview can be the most nerve-racking  and beautifully designed CV secures interviews. Similarly, spelling errors and an incohesive layout could make an employer...

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Regaining self-confidence

With a vision to enable their members to live their lives to their full potential, QASA’s Work Readiness Programme is providing participants with knowledge, skills and the self-confidence to enter the formal world of work I had given up on a lot of things, including myself, says Nokozola Rantso about...

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Doing more to include workers with disabilities

The private sector must do more to support the government and include South Africans with disabilities in the workforce. This will benefit both the individuals and businesses, but also the economy at large. This was the overarching message during the multi-stakeholder gathering held at LESCO Manufacturing ahead of the International […]