The Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) has reminded the construction industry at the new Draft Construction Sector Code (DCSC) has been approved and was gazetted on 28 October for public comment within 60 days thereof.
“It is crucial therefore, that stakeholders and interested parties in the industry submit any comment promptly to the addresses listed below,” says Thabo Masombuka, CEO of the Construction Sector Charter Council.
“The new Draft Construction Sector Code is not only aligned to the revised generic B-BBEE codes that were issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in May 2015, it also introduces a significant number of new measurement areas that seek to propel black economic empowerment to the next levels,” continues Masombuka.
The new Draft Construction Sector Code introduces, inter alia, the following :
– increased targets for black ownership in both the Contractors/ Manufacturers and Built Environmental Professionals (BEPs)
– assurances regarding black ownership status as a consequence of black shareholders exiting the measured entity
– no provision for a transitional period.
– the Scope Of Application now includes Built Environmental Professionals; Contractors; and Manufacturers and Suppliers of building materials, plant hire and equipment.
– Exempted Micro Enterprises (EMEs) have the opportunity to enhance their B-BBEE level contribution
– revised measurement of joint and unincorporated ventures (JVs)
– revised Measurement Weighting Points
Public commentary process
Interested parties and stakeholders should submit their comments on the Draft Construction Sector Code to the following:
At the DTI
Attention of Jacob Maphutha / Mologadi Leshiba
At the CSCC
Attention of Thabo Masombuka
The complete gazetted DCSC can be downloaded here: www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/40375_gon1339s.pdf
It is envisaged that the new revised construction sector code will be in force by 1 March 2017.