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

Amended Codes of Good Practice (2017)

Amended Code Series CS000: Framework for Measuring Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment in the Construction Sector

Statement CSC000: General Principles and the Large Enterprise Scorecard

1. Preamble

1.2 Industry Commitment


1.2.1 Noting that: The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (No. 53 of 2003) as amended by B-BBEE Act 46 of 2013 (The Act), establishes a legislative framework for the promotion of B-BBEE, provides for the gazetting of transformation charters and empowers the Minister of Trade and Industry to issue codes of good practice; The National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. According to the plan, South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of all its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society;

This Amended Construction Sector Code seeks to support the objectives of the Act as amended from time to time and the objectives of the National Development Plan.


1.2.2 The Construction Sector believes that positive and proactive response through the implementation of the Amended Construction Sector Code will address inequalities in the Construction Sector, unlock the sector’s potential and enhance its growth. As such this Sector Code supports: The introduction of Economically Active Population (EAP) targets which aims to address the unequal representation of race sub-groups participating in the industry; The continued research by the Construction Sector Charter Council on how to create a Construction Sector that benefits the economy at large through supporting and building capacity in small enterprises including black professional service providers; The setting aside of minimum levels of procurement spend from Suppliers that are at least 51% Black Owned or at least 35% Black Women Owned; Sustainable empowerment initiatives that leave a legacy for the future of the industry; The enhancement of the health and safety of its workforce and as such, enhance the commitment to promoting better health and safety standards in the industry through Skills Development.