B-BBEE classify entities based on annual turnover, namely:

  • Start-up Enterprise. This is a recently formed or incorporated entity that has been in operation for less than one (1) year. A start-up enterprise does not include any newly constituted enterprise which is merely a continuation of a pre-existing enterprise;
  • Exempted Micro-Enterprises (EMEs). This are entities that generate an annual turnover of R0 and less R10 million.
  • Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs). These entities have an annual turnover of above R10 million and less R50 million.
  • Large Enterprises, are entities with an annual turnover of above R50 million.
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