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The Ownership element is concerned with the involvement of black people in the ownership of the measured entity. The empowerment of black people by the measured entity is measured with consideration to the following:

• Their participation in shareholder’s decision making through their Voting Rights.
• The economic benefits they are entitled to through the unrestricted Economic Interests that they hold.

Strictly speaking, scoring 65% (Level 4) on the BEE Generic Scorecard should be sufficient compliance for any company. This can be achieved by scoring an average of 65% of the allocated points on each indicator across the scorecards, which means you do not necessarily have to score all the points on every scorecard. However, a measured entity that seeks to score maximum points on the Ownership Scorecard will need to satisfy all of the following criteria:

• Ensure that black people own at-least 25.1% of the entity’s Economic Interest (shares) with at-least 10% being held by black females and 2.5% owned by either Black Designated Groups, Black Participants in an Employee Ownership Schemes, Black Beneficiaries of Broad Based Ownership Schemes and or Black Participants in Co-operatives. In this case a measured entity will score up to 7 points on the ownership scorecard under the indicators concerned with Economic Interest held by black people in the enterprise.

• Furthermore, the ownership of the shares should be accompanied by the associated voting rights meaning that 25%+1 vote or 25.1% of Exercisable Voting Rights should be in the hands of black people and at-least 10% of such voting rights must be held by black women. Note: no points are specifically allocated for the voting rights held by Black Designated Groups (this will count under the black Voting Right or black female Voting Rights indicators depending on the specific circumstances of the measured entity.

• Shares held by black people should be fully paid and not subject to any third party rights and/or restrictions for the awarding of the full (8) Realisation points. In this case, the measured entity will be awarded 7 points for Net Value (unencumbered shareholding) and 1 point for Ownership Fulfilment, earned when the full points for Net Value are earned. However, if the shares held by black people are still subject to encumbrance the measured entity will be awarded a score on a pro rata basis. Note that Ownership Fulfilment occurs on the release of all black shareholders from all third-party rights arising from financing or acquisition of their interest in the measured entity.

• Bonus points are awarded where there is at-least 10% ownership of the enterprise by Black New Entrants and Black Participants in an Employee Ownership Schemes, Broad Based Ownership Schemes or Co-operatives. Note: the total required interest by black people is a collective 25.1% for the full points (other targets can be incorporated into this threshold).

Please fax forms back to (011) 836 0535 or mail it to our Clients Manager at:

info@empoweryst.co.za, or call 0861 EMPOWA (367692) for assistance with the application.

Management Control

  1. Directorship
  2. Top Management
  3.  Adjusted Recognition for Gender Employment Equity
  4. Employees with Disability
  5. Management Categories
  6. Adjusted Recognition for Gender


Skills Development

  1. Calculating your compliance target (EMP 201)
  2. Learnerships and Apprenticeships
  3. Learning Programme Matrix
  4. Adjusted Recognition for Gender


Preferential Procurement

  1. Procurement Recognition Levels
  2. Value Adding Suppliers
  3. Beneficiaries of Enterprise Development
  4. EMEs, QSEs and Black Owned Businesses


Enterprise Development

  1. Compliance Calculation
  2. Benefit Factor Matrix
  3. Initiatives to consider


Socio-Economic Development

  1. Compliance Calculation
  2. Benefit Factor Matrix
  3. Initiatives to consider