B-BBEE Skills Spend Strategy

The Skills Development Expenditure (SDE) element is a priority element on the B-BBEE scorecard. This means that a company has to aim for at least 40% on the SDE element, otherwise they drop a level on the overall scorecard.

Revised B-BBEE Scorecard

The revised B-BBEE Scorecard gazetted on 31 May and implemented in Dec 2019 enables companies to earn the maximum Skills Development points if they spend the required 3% (QSE Scorecard) or 6% (Generic Scorecard) of their annual payroll on training.


Skills Development ScorecardGeneric Enterprises
Skills Development ElementsWeighting pointsCompliance Target Development Expenditure of black as a percentage of the Leviable Amount.63.50% for Black Students at Higher Education Institutions42.50% Development Expenditure on black employees with disabilities as a percentage of the Leviable Amount40.30%
2.1.2Learnerships, Apprenticeships, and Internships (LAI) as a percentage of total employees.65%
Full time employment of black people at the end of their LAI as a percentage of the total (Bonus Points).

Skills College Solutions for Skills Development Expenditure Spend Needs

Companies need to make sure if the sector in which they operate has its own B-BBEE scorecard.

Skills College, a Level 2 B-BBEE Skills Development spend specialist, offers comprehensive, tailor-made solutions incorporating the following Skills Development elements:

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