Liquid & Fuel Charter Sector Codes For BBBEE – Presentation that was delivered by the Interim CEO of the Charter Council at the recent FRA Regional AGMs. Please click on the link at the bottom of the message.
Please note that this is only the scorecard for QSE (Qualifying Small Enterprises). As was explained, FRA believes that this is the level that talks to most service stations above EME (Exempted Micro Enterprises).
FRA has rejected the Generic Scorecard as this will be onerous on all service stations, not just in terms of Ownership but on all the other elements of the generic scorecard thus making compliance non-achievable for all businesses (black and white). This is critical, as all future compliance will be linked to licence renewals, including black owned businesses that fall within the QSE framework.
Also note that the presented QSE Scorecard refers to both retail and site licence holders. Retail Scorecard is linked to retail licence holders and the Site Scorecard is linked to site licence holders i.e. those who own the land.
The generic scorecard currently is still being considered by the Charter Council for major retail groups and the Co-ops. FRA is still playing a major role on these affected groups, to ensure fairness in terms of compliance measures.
Whilst FRA originally dismissed the EME scorecard, we are open to the views that it should still be subjected to maybe only two elements namely, Skills Development and Socio Economic Development. Based on the feedback from members we will propose the following to the Charter Council:
1) Less than R5 million annual GP – Skills Development only
2) Between R5 million annual GP and R7.5 million GP – Skills Development and Socio
Please note that this proposal and all other proposals from FRA i.e. removal of Supplier and Enterprise Development from QSE are still subject to Charter Council approval.
DOE is still to approve the proposed Retail thresholds based on the outcomes of the Retail Audit conducted by Moloto Solutions. Also, please note that the attached scorecard is still a work in progress document and not final. As was explained at the various meetings, FRA saw it fit and proper that Members are first taken through the proposals, so that they can have an informed understanding of the process. We have gathered all your valuable inputs and will be submitting them to the Charter Council Interim CEO today. There is still another process of public comments which we will advise of once its ready.
Finally, one thing we wanted to assure our Members of is business certainty. The interim CEO of the Charter Council explained all the systems’ readiness which will be required before implementing the final code. Members who attended the AGMs are now fully aware of this and we hope that they have now have a sense of where this is all going and are now preparing themselves on the known versus the unknown.
Let me take this opportunity to thank all FRA Members that attended these sessions and for their invaluable input into the process.
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