LEGAL STATUS

BASIC LEGISLATION REQUIREMENTS

The EDL GROUP meets all the requirements of a South African Business with regard to basic legal compliance. As a specialised Training / Education Provider we comply to the additional legal requirements expected in order to operate within the SAQA /SETA environment.

The EDL Group (t/a) and the component businesses that make up the EDL Group, all comply with all the required legislation. The first pre-requisite being registration of a company and registration with the South African Revenue Services (SARS) as an individual provisional taxpayer and the company as a taxpayer, responsible for:

COMPANY REG NO. SDL PAYE UIF VAT
EDUTRAC (Pty) LTD 1999/003118/07 L450741162 7450741162 U450741162 4760217390
EDL INVESTMENTS (Pty) LTD 1999/002402/07 L610741201 7610741201 U610741201 N/A
EDL FOUNDATION 1997/003926/08 L220732624 7220732624 U220732624 Section 21 non-profit

In addition the EDL Group of companies applies annually for Tax Clearance Certificates. In 2002 the EDL GROUP applied successfully for TRADE MARK rights on our products with DENYS REITZ (now Norton Rose). Trade Marks successfully registered are the following names:

  • EDL
  • EDUTRAC
  • WORKPLACE OPERACY

THE EDL GROUP AS A LEGAL PROVIDER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

An Education and Training Provider is legally required to be registered as a training Provider with a Primary SETA in order to trade using SAQA approved courses. Education and Training is governed by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) which controls the National Qualifications Framework operational in Educational Situations and Workplace Situations represented by SETA’s with their respective ETQA’s( Education/Training Quality, Qualification Authorities ).

  • THE EDL FOUNDATION is accredited as an ETDP SETA Provider.
  • EDUTRAC (Pty) LTD is accredited as a SERVICES SETA Provider.
  • MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) status with the SERSETA, W&R SETA, FOODBEV and THETA are in operation.
  • UMULUSI Accreditation has been granted for AET (Workplace Operacy) and Life Skills. The EDL GROUP is an IEB Examination Centre.

BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (BEE) AND EQUITY

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and Employment Equity are legislation requirements that have formed part of the South African Legal requirements for a Company since 1997/2003.

This law reflects the government’s approach, which is to “situate black economic empowerment within the context of a broader national empowerment strategy, focused on historically disadvantaged people and particularly black people, women and youth.

 

THE EDL GROUP BEE AND EQUITY ACHIEVEMENTS

The EDL Group driven by legislation and regulation, complies with the BEE Act of 2003.
The EDL GROUP has a balanced scorecard that measures the company’s empowerment progress successfully in four areas:

  • Direct empowerment through ownership and control of enterprises and assets.
  • Management at senior level.
  • Human resource development and employment equity.
  • Indirect empowerment through:
    – preferential procurement,
    – enterprise development, and
    – corporate social investment (a residual and open-ended category)

The EDL GROUP was awarded an ‘A’ Category rating by Empowerdex on 06 July 2011.