Who are we

The Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) is an executive authority responsible for the overseeing and monitoring of the implementation of the Construction Sector Codes (CSC) of Good Practice, which is the legal and mandatory empowerment measurement tool for the construction industry.

The CSCC was created as a result of the gazetting of the Construction Sector Codes (CSC) on the 05th of June 2009 by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of Section 9 (1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 0f 2003 (The BBBEE Act) before it was amended by the BBBEE amendment act of 2013, (link to the amendment act).

The CSCC is legally entrusted with the following:
  • Monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the CSC across the private and public sector value chain.
  • Through the implementation of the CSC, address inequalities in the construction sector, by unlocking potential of the emerging contractors and enhance the sector’s growth.
  • Providing guidance on construction industry transformation and empowerment programme.
  • Providing annual reports to the DPW, the DTI and the BBBEE Advisory Council on the state of transformation and empowerment in the industry.

SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR CODE

The Amended Construction Sector Code is applicable to the B-BBEE compliance measurement of all entities that fall within the Construction Sector.

All Measured Entities falling within the scope of the Amended Construction Sector Code as set out in 3.1 above may only be measured for compliance in accordance with this Amended Construction Sector Code.

  • Where a Measured Entity operates in more than one sector or sub-sector (e.g. Contractor or BEP), whether it requires a single entity verification or a consolidated verification for it as a group; it will be required to report in terms of:
    • The scorecard for the sector or sub-sector in which the majority of its core activities (measured in terms of Annual Revenue) are located, and,
    • Should the majority of its core activities be in the construction field, the measured Entity may be evaluated in terms of the Amended Construction Sector scorecard should these activities conform to those described in the definitions of a Contractor or BEP in these codes.
  • Where the Measured Entity in 3.2.1 is the holding entity in a consolidated verification and any of its subsidiaries are subject to measurement in terms of a set of codes (sector or general) other than that which governs the Measured Entity, then such subsidiary will not be able to tender the consolidated verification certificate of the Measured Entity as its own, notwithstanding the fact that it formed part of the consolidated verification. The subsidiary will have to be measured in terms of the set of codes (sector or general) applicable to it based on its own core activities (measured in terms of annual Revenue).

The basis for measuring the B-BBEE compliance of an Entity in terms of paragraph 3.1 is:

  • Paragraph 4, in the case of an Exempted Micro-Enterprise or Start-up Enterprise;
  • The Large Enterprise Scorecard and QSE Scorecard, in the case of other Measured Entities.

For the avoidance of doubt, Construction Material Suppliers are measureable against the thresholds, targets, weightings and methodology applicable to Contractors as per the Construction Sector Code scorecards, except where the Measured Entity can prove compulsory legislative compliance and or licensing in another sector

The Amended Construction Sector Code is a relevant code of good practice for purpose of all activities listed in section 10 of the B-BBEE Act as amended and is a compulsory measurement tool for the Construction Sector. This means that construction sector related measured entities do not have a choice of measurement.