“Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a program launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving previously disadvantaged groups (black Africans,Coloureds, Indians and Chinese (declared to be Black in June 2008) who are SA citizens) economic opportunities previously not available to them. It includes measures such as Employment Equity, skills development, ownership, management, socio-economic development and preferential procurement.” To read more go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Economic_Empowerment
In order to apply for an Empowerdex rating, please feel free to call your local office to get more details.
Your local Client Relations Manager will assist, and provide you with the necessary information you might require. We will want to know which bracket your organisation falls into below, in order to process or assist you with your application for a rating:
Once we are able to determine which bracket your organisation falls into, we can send you the relevant application pack in order for you to proceed with your rating. This application pack is filled with information on the next steps and how to go about your rating with Empowerdex. Please contact your local office to proceed with your rating.
The cost of the verification will be dependent on the complexity of the ownership structure, the number of employees, procurement budget, and number of operating entities. Please contact your local office to assist you further
PROCUREMENT RECOGNITION LEVEL
Level One Contributor
≥ 100 points on the Scorecard
Level Two Contributor
≥ 95 But < 100 points on the Scorecard
Level Three Contributor
≥ 90 But < 95 points on the Scorecard
Level Four Contributor
≥ 80 But < 90 points on the Scorecard
Level Five Contributor
≥ 75 But < 80 points on the Scorecard
Level Six Contributor
≥ 70 But < 75 points on the Scorecard
Level Seven Contributor
≥ 55 But < 70 points on the Scorecard
Level Eight Contributor
≥ 40 But < 55 points on the Scorecard
< 40 points on the Scorecard
The rating process; which is in line with methodology outlined by SANAS and the Dti. Click here to see an explanation.
A Tender Letter will be issued automatically at the start of the engagement process and is valid for a 3 month period, which is the time within which the verification should be completed even if there are delays. Tender letters may, unfortunately, not be re-issued upon expiry thereof. Please contact you local office should you wish to find out more.
Our B-BBEE services include the full range of ratings, advisory, training, assurance services and research.
Empowerdex’s training programmes are designed to ensure clients are thoroughly informed of the latest BEE requirements so that companies and organisations are fully equipped to implement and manage sustainable B-BBEE strategies and practices.
Our courses are continually updated so that companies can apply B-BBEE strategies with confidence of achieving their maximum potential ratings.
We offer an introductory online BEE course as well as an advanced training option; the Certified Empowerment Technician (CET) course. This training workshop is suitable for industry consultants, clients handling their BEE policies, HR managers, transformation champions, CFOs, business owners and anyone who deals with BEE in some capacity within their organisation. For details on BEE training, click here.
Once verified, a company may only use the Empowerdex Certified Empowerment Contributor trademark logo, when referring to its verification status once it has obtained the written consent of Empowerdex. The use of the Empowerdex logo is not permissible. Please consult our Standard Terms and Conditions of verifications, for the terms of utilising the Certified Empowerment Contributor logo. It should be noted that use of the logo must be followed by the actual verified status achieved by the company, i.e.: ‘Empowerdex Level Four verified’ and NOT simply ‘Empowerdex verified’. A company may not make use of the Empowerdex branding logo without permission in writing, from Empowerdex. Contact us on (011) 883 8548 for more details.
Section 9 of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act No. 53 of 2003 (BEE Act) legally provides for the issuing of Codes of Good Practice on broad-based black economic empowerment. Besides the dti's Strategy for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and the BEE Act, drivers of transformation charter processes to date, have lacked a standard BEE framework from which to develop charters. Furthermore, some charters were developed even before the BEE Act and the Strategy document were released. Consequently, there exists substantial incomparability amongst charters, with respect to content as well as criteria for measurement. This results in entities in certain sectors with stricter measurement criteria being unfavourably disadvantaged when competing for business with entities in sectors with more lenient measurement criteria.
Transformation Charters may either be gazetted in terms of section 9 of the BEE Act, or in terms of section 12. Code 000 contained in the Codes of Good Practice includes a Statement on transformation charters as well as guidelines on the gazetting of charters.
A transformation charter gazetted in terms of section 9 of the Act means that the charter has been gazetted as a Code of Good Practice and that it therefore has the same status as the Codes. This effectively means that the charter becomes legally binding on organs of state and public entities.
A transformation charter gazetted in terms of section 12 of the Act expresses an industry's commitment to transformation but is not legally binding on organs of state and public entities.
In cases where transformation charters have not been gazetted as Codes, government will make use of the Codes of Good Practice as a means of BEE measurement
If the majority of the measured entity's turnover is derived as a result of gazetted sector related activities, then the relevant sector code will apply to such measured entity.
With the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment as the framework, various other pieces of legislation shape the implementation and measurement of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. These include the amended Codes of Good Practice, Charters and Sector Codes, Qualifying Small Enterprises, Generics, the Codes Process and the dti’s framework for Broad-Based BEE. Please find below a list of currently gazetted codes and new draft sector codes.
Verification Manual: 1-15, 16-27, 28-32, 33-38, 39-54, 55-80