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Empowerdex Durban

Unit 10, The Centenary (Quadrant 1)
30 Meridian Drive
New Town

Tel: 031 566 1938
Fax: 031 566 4621

Regional Manager: Ashkar Rambully This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SANAS Accreditation BVA 142

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Empowerdex Cape Town

14th Floor, The Towers
2 Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore
Cape Town

Tel: 021 419 5130
Fax: 021 419 5131

Regional Manager: Nazeem Allie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SANAS Accreditation BVA 141

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Empowerdex Johannesburg

1st Floor, Building 3, 
Inanda Greens Business Park, 
54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, 

Tel: 011 883 8548
Fax: 011 326 7803
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal Address:
Postnet Suite #273
Private Bag X26

SANAS Accreditation BVA 030

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Appeals and Complaints

Appeals of verification decision

The Verified Entity has the opportunity to appeal the findings in their report. This can be done within five days of receiving the preliminary Verification Report. The appeal needs to be in writing, addressed to the Verifications Manager in charge, and will be resolved or addressed, as per the company policy on appeals, within 30 days of receipt.
An appeals process is a review of already available evidence and not new evidence, the intention is that the person appealing against a score and that another person would reach another decision with the same set of evidence.



The Verified Entity has the opportunity to complain about any aspect of service delivery. This may be done at any stage during the verifications process, and the complaint needs to be in writing, addressed to the Manager, Client Services. Empowerdex will endeavor to resolve all complaints within a reasonable time as per the company policy on complaints, which is no later than within 30 days of receipt.

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Disclaimer and Impartiality


Every effort has been made by Empowerdex to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this web site. Therefore Empowerdex, it agents, affiliates and employees make no warranties with regards to the performance of this web site and the information and images contained in it.

Accordingly, any visitor to this web site renders Empowerdex harmless against all and any loss, liability, actions, proceedings, costs, demands and damages of every kind, (including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages) as a result of use on this web site.

Impartiality policy:

Impartiality and objectivity are the fundamentals of effective and consistent BEE verification. Empowerdex therefore adopts a policy that ensures impartiality in all of the company’s activities and relationships.This policy compels Empowerdex’s directors, managers and staff to undertake their company associated responsibilities with diligence, accuracy and professionalism; and that they comply with the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness. Any person representing the company in any capacity must avoid ethical, legal, financial, or any other actual or apparent conflicts of interest and ensure that their personal activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the company, its stakeholders or its welfare in general. Empowerdex is furthermore committed to identifying, managing and resolving any threats to impartiality that may arise from its activities.

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Copyright Statement

All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Empowerdex.

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1. What is the definition of Black Economic Empowerment?

“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,ColouredsIndians and Chinese (declared to be Black in June 2008[1]) 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:

2. How do I apply for an Empowerdex Rating?

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:

  • Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME): annual turnover under R10 million per annum
  • Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE): annual turnover R10 million to R50 million per annum
  • Generic Enterprise: annual turnover of R50 million and above

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.

3. What does it cost to get rated?

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

4. What are the various rating scores that can be achieved and what status does this relate to (the below relates to the amended CoGP 2013)?




2013 Codes


2007 Codes



Level One Contributor

≥ 100 points on the Scorecard

 ≥ 100 points on the Scorecard



Level Two Contributor

≥ 95 But < 100 points on the Scorecard

 ≥ 85 but < 100 



Level Three Contributor

≥ 90 But < 95 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥75 but <85



Level Four Contributor

≥ 80 But < 90 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 65 but < 75



Level Five Contributor

≥ 75 But < 80 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 55 but < 65



Level Six Contributor

≥ 70 But < 75 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥45 but <55



Level Seven Contributor

≥ 55 But < 70 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥40 but < 45



Level Eight Contributor

≥ 40 But < 55 points on the  Scorecard

 ≥ 30 but < 40



Non-Compliant Contributor

< 40 points on the  Scorecard

 < 30 points on the  Scorecard


5. What is the rating process – how does it work?

The rating process; which is in line with methodology outlined by SANAS and the Dti. Click here to see an explanation.

6. How can I get an Engagement/Tender letter?

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.

7. What are the different types of ratings Empowerdex offers?

Our B-BBEE services include the full range of ratings, advisory, training, assurance services and research. 

8. Is Empowerdex SANAS accredited?


9. How do I learn more about BEE, the rating process and the Codes of Good Practice?

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.

10. I would like to use Empowerdex’s logo on my website or documents, in order to show we are Empowerdex rated – who do I contact?

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.

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B-BBEE Advisory

B-BBEE Transaction Analysis

Transaction impact analysis provides scenario analysis to forecast the impact of the transaction on the economic empowerment status of the acquirer and target firms. The service aims to reduce the potential risks associated with unsustainable empowerment structures. It aims to enhance the value of empowerment transactions to both entities.

The following forms of transaction analysis are available:

  • Pre- or post- transaction analysis and advisory services to assess the compliance of a B-BBEE deal in terms of the latest B-BBEE legislative and regulatory framework. This includes an assessment of the deal's robustness and the economic benefits flowing to black shareholders
  • Pre- or post-transaction analysis and advisory services to assess the impact of the sale of assets to BEE parties

Transaction analysis and advisory services can include a public opinion or statement by Empowerdex at the client's request. Over and above Ownership advisory we also offer implementation of the requirement of the amended BEE CoGP, including Sector Charters.

Empowerment Best Practice Analysis

The best practice analysis supports and guides companies in the design and implementation of empowerment initiatives. Empowerdex evaluates the proposed initiative against global and industry best practices and identifies any potential gaps. The findings from the analysis will highlight any risks and opportunities associated with the structure and will assist you in the effective and efficient implementation of empowerment initiatives.

B-BBEE Partnering

Empowerdex offers a BEE partnering service, tailored for medium-sized non-B-BBEE entities, wishing to expand the scope of their business and opportunities, as well as comply with the ownership element of the Codes of Good Practice, through the introduction of a B-BBEE partner.

For more information on these advisory services, contact Nomzamo Xaba on (011) 883 8548 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Empowering Supplier

On 11 October 2013, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies signed into law the Codes of Good Practice under S9(1) of the Broad-Based Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003.

These Codes came into effect immediately and with a transitional period ending on 10 October 2014.

In terms of these Codes, Companies operating in South Africa will need to show evidence of being Empowering Suppliers. This refers to B-BBEE compliant entities that comply with all the regulatory requirements of the country and meet the following criteria:

1. At least 25% of Cost of Sales, excluding labour cost and depreciation, must be procured from local
producers or local suppliers in South Africa, and for service industry enterprises labour is included
but capped at 15%.
2. Job creation – 50% of jobs created are for Black people provided that the number of Black
employees since the immediate prior verified B-BBEE Measurement is maintained.
3. At least 25% transformation of raw material/beneficiation which include local manufacturing,
production and/or assembly, and/or packaging.
4. Skills transfer – at least spend 12 days per annum of productivity deployed in assisting Black EME
and QSE beneficiaries to increase their operation or financial capacity.

The above criteria will be applicable to entities as follows:

  • EME’s and Start-ups are automatically recognised as Empowering Suppliers
  • QSE’s are required to meet at least 1 of the criteria
  • Generic Enterprises are required to meet at least 3 of the 4 criteria.

Assuredex, together with Empowerdex is able to assist with the following:

  1. Analyse your current status, to determine if you meet the requirements
  2. Getting your company geared to meet the requirements for Empowering Suppliers
  3. Analysing the gaps in your processes to be able to meet the Empowering Supplier
  4. Devising and implementing strategies to meet the requirements for Empowering Suppliers
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