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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)

Amended Codes of Good Practice (2018): Youth Employment Service Initiative

Amended Code Series 000: Framework for Measuring Broad-Based Black Empowerment

Statement 000: Youth Employment Service

6. Employment Conditions


6.1 Y.E.S Measured Entities engaging eligible employees in new positions are subject to South African legislation governing basic conditions of employment and working conditions;


6.2 Y.E.S Measured Entities are required to sign fixed term or temporary employment contracts with all eligible employees filling new positions within their Entity. These new positions must have a 12-month fulltime work experience paid for by the Entity;


6.3 Y.E.S Measured Entities must commit to ensuring a quality work experience is provided to the eligible employee insofar as the entity is able to provide it;


6.4 Clear communication must be provided to the employee should the contract not be renewed or extended into permanent placement;


6.5 The new jobs must be created in addition to existing headcount. Y.E.S Measured Entities may not replace existing positions with new positions; and


6.6 Where Y.E.S Measured Entities are unable to create a sufficient number of new jobs within the entity to meet their targets, they may sponsor new jobs to be placed in EMEs or QSEs. The sponsored positions will contribute to meeting the Y.E.S Measured Entity’s target.