Enterprise & Supplier Development
SME & Development Funding
What is ESD?
Enterprise and Supplier Development is a concept with the purpose of stimulating the South African economy,
creating jobs and supply chains diversity. It is part of the B-BBEE policy to advance economic transformation in South Africa.
Must the beneficiary SME operate in the same sector as the Corporate sponsor?
The beneficiary SME will become a supplier of services / products to the Corporate and therefore do not
need to be in the same sector.
Does every company type need to comply with the B-BBEE codes?
Businesses who turnover less than R10m are regarded as an Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME)
and are not required to comply to the codes
Businesses who turnover between R10m and R50m are regarded as a Qualifying Small Enterprise
(QSE) and are required to score against all five pillars of the code
Businesses who turnover in excess of R50m are regarded as a Generic Enterprise
(GE) and will be scored against all the pillars
Why do companies run ESD programmes?
Improve B-BBEE rating
Improve beneficiary performance
Resolve quality management issues
Develop new solutions to supply chain
Improve business alignment between the beneficiary and the sponsoring organisation
Develop a new or improved product or service
Generate competition in the marketplace.
What’s the best way to achieve our ESD points?
Points can be earned in numerous ways including the following:
Training for capacity building
Unsecured, interest-free loans to qualifying ESD beneficiaries
ESD programmes that focus on ESD beneficiary growth and supply chain readiness