The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with the AgriBEE Charter Council would like to announce the approval of the Draft Amended AgriBEE Sector Code, in terms of section 9 (5) of the BBBEE Amendment Act 46 of 2013.
The AgriBEE Sector Code was published on the 20th of November 2015 in the Government Gazette as Gazette Number 39429 (Notice 1160 of 2015).
The AgriBEE Charter Council and DAFF hereby inform the general public and all relevant stakeholders in the Agricultural Sector to take note of the Draft Amended AgriBEE Sector Code that has been aligned to the Amended BBBEE Codes of Good Practice.
Comments are invited from stakeholders and the general public on the Draft Amended AgriBEE Sector Code during the 60 days Public Comments period, which ends on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. All comments must be submitted in writing – the contact details are provided in the Government Gazette Notice.
The AgriBEE Charter Council and DAFF, together with the Provincial Departments of Agriculture, plan to engage relevant stakeholders during the 60 days public comments period. Further details in this regard would be communicated to sector stakeholders through the Provincial Departments of Agriculture.
The Amended AgriBEE Sector Code will be finalised in terms of Section 9 (1) of the BBBEE Amendment Act 46 of 2013 after incorporation of Public Comments. It will become effective and applicable to all enterprises and business entities operating in the Agricultural Sector for purposes of measuring their BBBEE Compliance annually.
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS