Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)
Chartered Accountancy Charter
Section D : Challenges
Assignment of Activities for Meeting the Challenges
16.2 Employment Equity and Skills Development
The overall objective of the Sector Code is to promote economic growth and transformation in order to create meaningful participation of black people so as to increase equitable income distribution and equal opportunities. This will find expression in the achievement of a CA membership and sector that reflect the demographics of our country, in the areas of employment by means of skills development, from school level right through to training and Qualifying Exam level for trainee accountants, but also focussing on skills development for other positions, such as administrative and support positions.
All major stakeholders who are party to this Sector Code have a very big role to play in this particular section as this is the 'pipeline' to the delivery of the ownership and management section of the scorecard.
It will not be possible to achieve the objectives and targets set for the CA sector and the CA profession if the 'pipeline', thus what is brought into the system, is not changed and improved.
The responsibility for activities that need to be undertaken to achieve the targets for this section are as follows:
Secondary education level
Tertiary education level
Qualifying exam level
At the level of other (administrative support) positions
With regard to indirect empowerment, the focus is mainly to grow and empower black enterprises, on the one hand, and to enhance the status of those entities who are indeed adhering to the Codes and comply with B-BBEE, in a sense thus to reward them for their efforts, on the other hand. This is done by giving preference to compliant companies when procuring services and products and in doing so assisting B-BBEE enterprises with their development.
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