Welcome to Bee Certificate SA and herewith you'll find all the relevant information on getting a Bee Certificate. We have been offering this service to clients countrywide for a while now and we have had great feedback regarding our speedy service.
We have been getting quite allot of questions from our clients regarding who exactly can apply for a Bee Certificate and we decided to give everyone some feedback regarding this issue.
A Bee Certificate is then valid for 1 year and we urge everyone who has got a bee certificate
to make sure that it is valid, since you do need to resubmit to your supplier's annually.
It is thus very important to make sure that you do renew your Bee Certificate and keep it valid.
So what can your Bee Certificate be used for?
Entities use their Bee Certificate to claim procurement consumed and thus the more an entity use BEE suppliers that are compliant, the higher the chance to get a high level Bee Certificate.
For anyone currently operating a business in South Africa, it is crucial to have a Bee Certificate and that's why we decided to create this website, to offer this valuable service and information on this Certificate.
To apply for your BEE Verification, you have 2 options available to you:
OPTION 1: Apply for a BEE EME Certificate
The documentation and requirements we need in order to provide you with a Bee Certificate are as follows:
Shareholder certificates for all shareholders (if your company is a (Pty) Ltd):
- Company Registration documents
- ID’s of all directors/members
- Proof of annual turnover (please make use of one of the following): (only for businesses that have been registered for more than 12 months)
- Latest Financial Statements (2016)
- Bank statements for the past 12 months
- A sworn affidavit to state your company’s annual turnover
- Letter from a registered accountant stating that your annual turnover is less than the threshold for your sector code.
- Share certificates as issued with your company registration documents
- In the event that you were not issued with share certificates, we can assist you with compiling them at a cost of R 190 per certificate, or alternatively you can make use of an affidavit to declare each shareholder / director’s percentage (%) of share in the company.
- An Affidavit declaring your industry
On receipt of all relevant documents, as listed above, I will reply to your email to confirm receipt, or ask for additional information. Once I have confirmed that everything is correct it takes approximately 24hrs to issue you with the BEE Certificate.
To apply of or Bee Certificate, simply complete our application form and we will provide you with list of requirements we need. The cost for a BEE Exempt Certificate is R390.
OPTION 2: Apply for a BEE Affidavit
BEE Requirements as from the 1 May 2015
Please take note that the BEE legislation changed on 1 May 2015, stating that the only requirement for an Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME) in the General Sector, is a sworn Affidavit and no longer a BEE certificate. We can help facilitate you with the Affidavit at an admin cost of R180.00.
If you fall under any of the other sector codes you will require a BEE Certificate. Please find Sectoral Charter Codes below.
Please be aware that the BEE levels for the affidavit have also changed.
If you were previously a Level 3, you will now be rated a Level 1 or 2 on your Affidavit (depending on the percentage of black ownership).
Sectoral Charter Codes:
Turnover Threshold –R 10million
- General Sector – Only requirement is a BEE Affidavit
Turnover Threshold – R5million:
- Agriculture – Cert
- FSC (Financial Sector) – Cert
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology) – Cert
- Property (Service Based) – Cert
- MAC (Media, Advertising and Communication) – Cert
- Construction (Contractors) – Cert
- Transport – Cert
- Forestry – Cert
Other: (requires a BEE Cert)
- Construction (BEP – Build Environment Professionals) eg. Architects – Turnover threshold R1.5million
- Property (Asset Based) – Turnover Threshold R30million
- Property (Estate Agents/Brokers) – Turnover Threshold R2.5million
We are currently members of the Institute of Accounting & Commerce (The principle director JN Basson are registered with practice number AO652993) & South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.
LATEST NEWS: BEE Overview
Currently in South Africa, it has become crucial for companies to be BEE compliant and this has increased the need for BEE Certificates in South Africa. The good news for business entities in South Africa is that allot already employ Indian, Coloured and Black people and this basically means that they already have points that can count in their favour.
The BEE Exempt Certificate was basically created for businesses that have a turnover of R10 Million or less and this will entitle them to a BEE Certificate. To get a BEE certificate basically not only helps you in business deals but also help the previous disadvantages black, Indian and coloured people in South Africa to be part of a company and have employment.
LATEST NEWS: Renew your BEE Certificate
So why is it so important to renew your BEE Certificate? The Biggest reason is that you have to keep your BEE Certificate up to date to make sure that your status is correct up to that year. So anyone that has a BEE, but it's from 3 or 4 years ago, make sure that you get that updates immediately.
In the current economic circumstances in South Africa, it is crucial for any business, large or small to have a BEE Certificate. With the current BEE policies in place, it is of the utmost importance for any company to apply or renew their bee certificate.
LATEST NEWS: BEE Certificate Overview
We have had allot of requests to provide people with more information in the BEE Certificates we issue and so we decided to write this informative article. We offer BEE Certification for companies with a turnover of R10 Million and this bee certificate is called a BEE Exempt Certificate.
We are a registered accounting firm and we are authorised to issue these certificates to clients and we are currently members of the Institute of Accounting & Commerce & South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.