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Diversity Achievement Based From A South African Company

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Every year, all South African businesses are audited and given a numeric score on equality achievement based from the above rubric (Table 1.). Following their score assignment, each company’s weighs are summed and is given a recognition number, or a number that sums their generic scorecard points and qualifies them into different contribution levels. For instance, if a South African company’s B-BBEE scorecard sums to 75 points, they are considered a level three contributor. Refer to table 2 below.
B-BBEE Qualification B-BBEE Recognition level (Percentage)
Level One Contributor > 99 Points on the Generic Scoreboard 135
Level Two Contributor 85-100 points on the Generic Scoreboard 125
Level Three Contributor 75-85 on the Generic Scoreboard
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in current employment and remuneration practices) and
(ii) take positive or affirmative measures to attack, develop and retain individuals from previously disadvantaged groups. These groups are designated in the Act as “Blacks (Including Africans, Colored (mixed race) and Indians), women and people with disabilities.” DTI (2007)
The Employee Equity Act (EE) was purely meant to insure that employees were treated fairly by employers (Burger and Jafta 2010, p.6). EE required employers to (1) talk to their employees and union reps, and (2) do an audit and analysis of the information that they garnered, “to identify barriers to the employment or advancement of designated groups” as Burger and Jafta writes (Burger and Jafta 2010, p.6). Following the recognition of what the barriers to employment for their firms are, each South African business was responsible for articulating how their firm plans to eradicate the barriers of employments to the Department of Labor. The reports were filled publicly and the mechanism for employer compliance was chiefly ‘name-and-shame’ (Burger and Jafta 2010, p.7). Outside of public reticule, there was no true mechanism for enforcing EE .
EE was not effective. Following the implementation of EE across the nation of South Africa, there was only a one percent increase in the likely hood of a black South African
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