Support Our Vision

All of the Siyazisiza Trust’s beneficiaries are Black South Africans, with 83% being women and 15% are youth. We are constantly seeking partnerships, collaborations and funding opportunities to realize our vision of creating empowered local economies. The Siyazisiza Trust is a public benefit organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act, and receipts and accruals are exempt from income tax in terms of Section 10 (cN) of the Act.

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Enterprise Support & B-BBEE Scoring

Siyazisiza has a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status of Level 1 QSE contributor.

The revised codes of good practice encourage companies to help previously disadvantaged South African citizens gain sustainable access to the economy and contribute towards the development of black-owned small businesses and their access to the market.

By partnering with the Siyazisiza Trust – a level 1 B-BBEE contributor with a 100% black beneficiary profile – your clients have an opportunity to maximize their B-BBEE points on four of the five compulsory B-BBEE scorecard elements:

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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) and Socio-Economic Development (SED):

Enterprise & Supplier Development

By donating towards the Trust’s agriculture initiatives, companies have an opportunity to earn the full allocation of points for Enterprise and Supplier Development (40 points), and Socio-Economic Development (5 points), which are also considered compulsory elements on the revised B-BBEE score-card.

One of the easiest ways to earn points is through the Enterprise and Supplier Development Element. This Element counts for 40 points on the Generic Scorecard and for 30 points on the Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE) Scorecard.

The three sub-elements are:

1.1. Enterprise Development

The focus is on assistance to and development of Black Owned Enterprises and the support of Black Entrepreneurs (at least 51% Black owned and a Turnover of less than R 50 million pa).

According to clause 3.2.5.12 of Statement 600 of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, payments made by the Measured Entity to a third party (The Siyazisiza Trust) to perform enterprise development on the Measured Entity’s behalf qualifies as an Enterprise Development Contribution.

For Enterprise Development companies will have to spend 1% (1% QSE) of their nett profit after tax.

All of the Trust’s Enterprise Development beneficiaries 100% Black owned are EMEs (Exempt Micro Enterprises) and as such any contributions made are multiplied by a factor of 1.25.

Support can take the form of “grants”, “loans” etc.

1.2. Preferential Procurement

The preferential procurement element of the B-BBEE scorecard measures the extent to which a company purchases its qualifying goods and supplies from B-BBEE compliant suppliers as evidenced by the B-BBEE scorecard rating of the supplier.

According to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, companies procuring goods or services from the Trust, as a Level 1 QSE, would obtain 135% recognition of procurement spend against their BEE score.

There are a number of products and services that which could be procured from the Trust, these include:

  • Services: The Trust has a wealth of in-house expertise and knowledge in the field of rural development:
    • Community development;
    • Enterprise Development;
    • Programme & project management;
    • Agricultural technical services;
    • Agricultural infrastructure & design;
    • Agro-Ecology and Permaculture;
    • Agro-processing development.
  • Products: The Trust supports and represents over 72-agricultural collectives and agri-enterprises. Some of the products that can be currently procured from our beneficiaries via the Trust include:
    • Fresh Produce;
    • Processed goods – such as Puffed Grains & Vegetable Powders;

1.3. Supplier Development

Whilst preferential Procurement will dictate who your suppliers are going to be in future – new stringent requirements around Preferential Procurement will force businesses to broaden their supplier database. Supplier Development will become very important because businesses are going to struggle with their Preferential Procurement and therefore they will need to develop Suppliers to fulfil their supply chain needs. The focus is on assistance to and development of Black Owned Enterprises and the support of Black Entrepreneurs (at least 51% Black owned and a Turnover of less than R 50 million pa). For Supplier Development companies will have to spend 2% (1% QSE) of their nett profit after tax per annum. Such supports can take the form of “grants”, “loans”, early payment terms, etc. To offer enterprise & supplier development opportunities, contact the Siyazisiza Trust funding office.

Socio-Economic Development

The Siyazisiza Trust has been supporting social-economic development for over 30-years with the objective of facilitating income generating activities for targeted beneficiaries. Under the SED element, companies can make contributions to the Trust as monetary or non-monetary (services).

As a Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A Status, companies making monetary or asset donations under this category would be able to obtain the double benefit of an 18A deduction (up to 10% taxable income) as well as the relevant B-BBEE points.

For Socio-Economic Development, companies have to spend 1% of their nett profit after tax per annum to receive up to 5 points on their B-BBEE score card.

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Skills Development

The revised codes of good practice also offer companies the opportunity to maximize their points for skills development. Companies who might find it difficult to achieve the skills’ development spend target can now increase their score by funding the Siyazisiza Trust’s skills development programmes for agricultural producers or the Siyazisiza Trust’s own black employees.

Skills development measures the extent to which companies carry out initiatives designed to develop the competencies of black people internally and externally.

Companies are required to spend 6% of their payroll on training. This training includes the following:

  • Spend on black people
  • 85% on accredited courses
  • 15% can be on non-accredited training.
The Trust is not yet an accredited training provider however it does provide a range of Category F and G training and mentoring in agriculture and enterprises developments to its 100% black beneficiaries.

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Ownership

Companies can also improve their black ownership status by offering the Siyazisiza Trust a percentage of shares for which funding will be received in the form of dividends.

As a Level 1 QSE, the Siyazisiza Trust is well placed to meet a company’s ownership needs under the national B-BBEE Codes. Through partnership with Siyazisiza Trust a company could score up to 25 points on the Ownership element.

b)

Donate

Siyazisiza Trust is a non-profit organisation and qualifies as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act. Siyazisiza has been approved for purposes of Section 18A (I)(a) of the Act and donations to the organization are tax deductible in the hands of donors in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in Section 18A of the Act.

Donations that qualify for Section 18a receipts:

Financial donations:
  • In cash
  • By cheque
  • By direct deposit
  • By EFT
  • By donating via our website
Donations in-kind (such as project equipment and materials):
  • Fencing
  • Irrigation equipment
  • Gardening tools
  • Seedlings
  • Field Vehicles
Use the banking details below to donate by electronic transfer:

Account Holder: Siyazisiza Trust
Bank: Nedbank
Branch Code: 198 405
Account Number: 101 965 5666