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Business Studies Grade 12 Past Exam Papers, Memos and Revision Notes (2021, 2020, 2019)

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Past Exam Papers for Business Studies Grade 12 include February/March, June, September, and November the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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Questions and Answers for Business Studies Grade 12

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Business Studies Popular Exam Questions

Name any TWO types of diversification strategies.

Types of diversification strategies:

- Concentric√
- Horizontal√
- Conglomerate √

Outline the role of SETAs in supporting the Skills Development Act (SDA), 1998 (Act 97 of 1998).

Role of SETAs

- Develop sector skills plans in line with the National Skills Development Strategy.√√

-  Draw up skills development plans for their specific economic sectors.√√

-  Approve workplace skills plans and annual training reports.√√

-  Allocate grants to employers, education and training providers.√√

-  Pay out grants to companies that are complying with the requirements of the

Skills Development Act.√√

-  Monitor/Evaluate the actual training by service providers.√√

-  Promote and establish learnerships.√√

-  Register learnership agreements/learning programmes.√√

-  Provide training material/programmes for skills development facilitators.√√

-  Provide accreditation for skills development facilitators.√√

-  Oversee training in different sectors of the South African economy.√√

-  Identify suitable workplaces for practical work experience.√√

-  Collect levies and pay out grants as required.√√

-  Report to the Director General.√√

  • -  Any other relevant answer related to the role of SETAs in supporting the SDA.

Explain how businesses could apply the following forces of the Porter's Five Forces Model to analyse their position in the market environment:

Bargaining power of buyers/Power of buyers

- Assess how easy it is for buyers/customers√ to drive prices down.√
- Determine the number of buyers/the importance of each buyer to the business√ and the cost of switching to other products.√
- A few powerful buyers√ are often able to dictate their terms to the business.√
- Buyers buying in bulk can bargain for prices√ in their favour√.
- If buyers can do without the business's products√ then they have more power to determine the prices and terms of sale.√
- Conduct market research√ to gather more information about its buyers.√
- Any other relevant answer related to how businesses could apply the bargaining power of buyers/power of buyers to analyse the market environment.

Competitive rivalry/Power of competitors
- Competitors selling the same/similar products/services√ may have a greater

Competitive rivalry/Power of competitors

-  Competitors selling the same/similar products/services√ may have a greater impact on the market of the business.√

-  If competitors have a unique product/service√, then they will have greater power.√

-  A business with many competitors in the same market√ has very little power in their market.√

-  Draw up a competitor's profile√ so that they can determine their own strength as well as that of competitors.√

-  Some businesses have necessary resources to start price wars√ and continue selling at a loss until some/all competitors leave the market.√

-  Any other relevant answer related to how businesses could apply competitive rivalry/power of competitors to analyse the market environment.

Suggest THREE practical ways in which businesses can comply with the National Credit Act (NCA), 2005 (Act 34 of 2005).

Practical ways in which businesses can comply with the National Credit Act/NCA

  • Businesses/credit providers should be registered with the National Credit Regulator. √√
  • Offer applicants pre-agreement statements.√√
  • Disclose all costs of a loan/No hidden costs should be charged/added.√√
  • Obtain credit records/checks of clients before granting loans. √√
  • Submit an annual compliance report to the National Credit Regulator. √√
  • Conduct affordability assessment to ensure the consumer has the ability to meet his/her obligation. √√
  • Conduct credit check with a registered credit bureau and consult with National Credit Register. √√
  • Businesses must have procedures in place to comply with the provision of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA). √√
  • Credit providers must have procedures in place to comply with the provision of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA). √√
  • Verify the identity of clients, report suspicious transactions/train staff on their obligations in terms of FICA. √√
  • Any other relevant answer related to practical ways in which businesses can comply with NCA.
State various aspects that should be included in an employment contract.

Aspects that should be included in an employment contract

  • Personal details of the employee.√
  • Details of the business/employer, e.g. name/address√, etc.
  • Job title/Position.√
  • Job description.√
  • Job specification.√
  • Date of employment/commencement of employment.√
  • Place where employee will spend most of his/her working time.√
  • Hours of work, e.g. normal time/overtime.√
  • Remuneration, e.g. weekly or monthly pay.√
  • Benefits/Fringe benefits/Perks/Allowances.√
  • Leave, e.g. sick/maternity/annual/adoption leave.√
  • Employee deductions (compulsory/non-compulsory).√
  • Period of contract/Details of termination.√
  • Probation period.√
  • Signatures of both the employer and employee.√
  • List of documents that form part of the contract, e.g. appointment letter/code of conduct/ethics.√
  • Disciplinary policy, e.g. rules and disciplinary procedure for unacceptable behaviour.√
  • Any other relevant answer related to the aspects that should be included in an employment contract.

Business Studies Grade 12 Past Exam Papers, Memos and Revision Notes (2021)

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