GENERIC ENTERPRISE (GNC)



Does your enterprise have an annual turnover over R50 million?


Generic Enterprises

Any business that turns over more than R50 million per annum is measured against a Generic BEE Scorecard.


Generic (Large) Entities are required to be measured against all 5 of the BEE Scorecard elements from October 2014. Generic Entities must qualify as Empowering Suppliers in order to secure a BEE Certificate. They are required to qualify under 3 of the following criteria;

  • At least 25% of costs of sales excluding labour costs and depreciation must be procured from local producers or local supplier in SA (for service industry labour cost are included but capped to 15%)
  • 50% of jobs created are for Black people provided that the number of Black employees since the immediate prior verified B-BBEE Measurement is maintained.
  • At least 25% transformation of raw material/beneficiation which include local manufacturing, production and/or assembly, and/or packaging.
  • At least spend 12 days per annum of productivity deployed in assisting Black EMEs and QSEs beneficiaries to increase their operation or financial capacity.
  • At least 85% of payroll to be paid to South Africans. (Black or white)

If a Generic Entity does not qualify under 3 of these criteria then they cannot secure a BEE Certificate.


Generic Enterprises (Scorecard)