Vuyo Jack grew up in Dube, Soweto where he toyed with the idea of becoming a film director, before a family friend in merchant banking changed his mind. He then decided to study accounting which he sees as a critical basis for informed economic decision-making, in the sense that it is the central measure of business performance. He holds a BCom from Wits University and is a chartered accountant. Since co-founding Empowerdex, Vuyo was appointed as a member of the dti's BEE Task Team in 2003 and has advised both government departments as well as various corporates on matters of BEE.
A director of various companies including the Public Investment Corporation, Vuyo was also appointed by the minister of finance as a commissioner on the Davis tax review committee. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the 2009 World Economic Forum.
The son of Taiwanese entrepreneurs, Chia-Chao moved to SA in 1985. He has been instrumental in the evolution of Empowerdex from a ratings verification agency into a fully-fledged research and advisory firm. He started the influential Most Empowered Companies Survey in 2002, then in partnership with the Financial Mail and now with Business Report.
Chia-Chao formed part of the Empowerdex consortium which analysed the progress of BEE within the ICT industry, on behalf of the Department of Communications. In 2004, he was appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to support the Tourism Charter's Steering Committee in the development of the Tourism BEE Charter. Chia-Chao holds a MCom in corporate finance from Wits University. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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. More detail is provided below.
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
Empowerdex: Inspiring Empowerment through Innovation, Research and Technology
Empowerdex is a Level Two BEE contributor and SANAS accredited. It is also a founding member of the Association of BEE Professionals and is registered with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.
Since 2001, Empowerdex has been redefining empowerment in Africa and taking it to newer heights by achieving milestones that stand testament to Africa’s continuous development and involvement in the Broad-Based Economic Black Economic Empowerment landscape.
Empowerdex’s mission is to promote the growth of businesses that operate in Africa by assisting them in acquiring clients and investors and guiding them in best-practice strategies. The training division teaches companies about the Codes of Good Practice and Sector Codes from a holistic point of view with sustainability a key feature: programmes are designed to withstand changes in the underlying codes.
Empowerdex Services at a Glance
We operate through a qualified team of 100 employees and we provide our services in every province. Our clients range from large, JSE-listed companies to smaller QSEs and EME clients representing every industry in the country. Should you require a BEE certificate or further information on any of our services, please contact Empowerdex for more information.