Welcome to Bee Certificate SA and herewith you'll find all the relevant information on getting a 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.
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.
- To find out more about Bee Scorecard solutions for your company.
So what can your Bee Certificate be used for?
Entities use their 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 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.
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
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).
On receipt of all relevant documents, as listed above, we will reply to your email to confirm receipt, or ask for additional information.
Once we have confirmed that everything is correct it takes approximately 24hrs to issue you with the BEE EME Affidavit.
Please note that if you submit the day before a public holiday or a weekend, the turnaround time does not include public holidays or weekends.
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 BEE Affidavit for R180.
For QSE and GE B-BBEE Solutions, click here to find out more.
A QSE or Qualifying Small Enterprise is defined as a company whose turnover is between R10 Million and R50 Million.
A GE or Generic Enterprise is defined as a company whose turnover exceeds R50 Million.
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.
Simply complete the enquiry form below and one of our BEE Consultants will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please complete the enquiry form below or contact us directly on:
Tel: 021 987 1288
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 Certificate. To get a 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.
Simply complete the enquiry form below and one of our consultants will contact you on how we can provide assistance.