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BEE Certificate

BEE Affidavit 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.

CertificateIt is thus very important to make sure that you do renew your Bee Certificate and keep it valid.

Skills Development and Learnerships (2018)

To earn a potential and increase number of points you need to focus on enterprise and supplier development, but mostly on the skill development and learnership part of the process.

In short, you would have to increase the amount of learnerships, to the leviable amount of your payroll. Through this you will receive an increase amount of weighting points towards your BEE scorecard.

Read more - To find out more about Bee Scorecard solutions for your company.

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: BEE EME Certificate

BEE Certificates are not valid for any EME's trading in the following industry sectors: General (includes construction), Tourism, MAC, CA, Forestry and ICT. These sectors may only apply for the BEE Affidavit.

To apply for a BEE Certificate, we are going to require the following:

Company Registration documents;
- Full set of company 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 (2017);
- Bank statements for the past 12 months;
- Letter from a registered accountant.

SIGNED Shareholder certificates for all shareholders (if your company is a (Pty) Ltd):

- Signed Share certificates as issued with your company registration documents;

- In the event that you were not issued with share certificates, we can assist you in compiling them. Ask us to provide you with a quote for this service.

An Affidavit declaring your industry (please see the sectoral charters below)

- You may do an Affidavit at the bank, police station or post office to declare what your business does and what industry it will fall under.

Sectoral Charters:

Turnover Threshold - R 10 million:

- General Sector (Construction sector is included here) - BEE Affidavit
- CA (Chartered Accountants) - BEE Affidavit
- MAC (Media, Advertising and Communication) - BEE Affidavit
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology) - BEE Affidavit
- Forestry - BEE Affidavit
- Property (Service Based) - BEE Affidavit

Turnover Threshold - R5 million:

- Tourism - BEE Affidavit
- Agriculture - BEE Certificate
- FSC (Financial Sector) - BEE Certificate
- Transport - BEE Certificate

Other: (requires a BEE Affidavit)

- Property (Asset Based) - Turnover Threshold R80 million
- Property (Estate Agents/Brokers) - Turnover Threshold R2.5 million

Please note that EME BEE Certificates are no longer available for companies with an annual turnover of less than R10 000 000. EME BEE Certificates have been replaced with BEE Affidavits and we are able to assist you with a FREE BEE Affidavit.

Click here to find out how to get your FREE BEE Affidavit.

OPTION 2: BEE Affidavit

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 (includes construction), Tourism, MAC, ICT, CA Sector and Property, is a sworn Affidavit and no longer a BEE certificate.

If you fall under any of the other sector codes you will require a BEE Certificate, because these sectors have not yet been alligned with the new BEE Codes. Please find Sectoral Charters 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 and your industry).

Please note that EME BEE Certificates are no longer available for companies with an annual turnover of less than R10 000 000. EME BEE Certificates have been replaced with BEE Affidavits and we are able to assist you with a FREE BEE Affidavit.

Click here to find out how to get your FREE BEE Affidavit.

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.


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.



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