BBBEE and transformation

As a South African company, Datatec is required to comply with the Codes of Good Practice on BEE issued by the Department of Trade and Industry ("the Codes"), as well as the BBBEE Act 53 of 2003, amended by the BBBEE Act 46 of 2013, specifically the ICT sector codes. In terms of this, the South African-based operations are required to comply with the Codes. In terms of section 13G(2) of the BBBEE Act, read with regulation 12(3) of the BBBEE Regulations, all public companies listed on the JSE are now also required to provide the BBBEE commission, on an annual basis, with a report on their compliance with BBBEE.

Westcon Group SA (Pty) Ltd, Datatec's South African operating subsidiary, has achieved a Level 1 BBBEE status under the ICT charter codes, giving its customers 135% procurement spend recognition. Given the recent changes to the Codes of Good Practice as well as the resulting changes to the ICT sector codes that came into effect in November 2016, the current rating is a significant achievement for the operation.

Logicalis SA (Pty) Ltd, an operating subsidiary, achieved a Level 4 BBBEE status under the ICT charter codes, giving its customers 100% procurement spend recognition. Given that this operation has been operating for less than two years, it is encouraging that it has achieved this rating.

Datatec's consolidated BBBEE status, which includes the non-operating Datatec Limited head office, Westcon Group SA (Pty) Ltd and Logicalis SA (Pty) Ltd, is Level 4. Datatec takes BBBEE and transformation very seriously and will continue to comply with legislation and work on areas of improvement.

Annual BBBEE audits are performed by accredited BBBEE verification agents.

In its broadest sense, transformation is a strategic priority for the Company. Datatec is committed to BBBEE in its South African operations and transformation across all business practices and levels.

To view the Westcon Group SA (Pty) Ltd, Logicalis SA (Pty) Ltd and the consolidated Datatec scorecards, please visit