B-BBEE Commission releases practice guide on validity of BEE certificates and affidavits.Download
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The guide seeks to:
- Give guidelines and features of what constitutes a valid BEE verification certificate, CIPC BEE certificate, EME affidavit, and QSE affidavit.
- Reiterate that an EME affidavit is sufficient proof of BEE compliance for EMEs.
- An EME will only have to follow a QSE scorecard and be verified by a SANAS accredited verification agency when it wants to improve its status.
- Start-up businesses with contracts exceeding the EME/QSE threshold must also get a SANAS accredited agency to do a verification
- Review where certain relevant sector codes provide for a deviation from the affidavit.
- Review the conditions that apply when an EME or start-up business uses the CIPC services for obtaining a BEE certificate (which has the same status as a sworn affidavit).
- Highlight the implications of contravening the BEE Act by trading with a fraudulent/invalid BEE certificate:
- Entities could be fined up to 10% of their annual turnover
- Individuals involved could face up to 10 years in prison and/or be fined.
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