The South African Supplier Development Agency SASDA (NPC) LTD is a state-funded supplier development agency, reporting to the Department of Minerals and Energy. It has been established as a subsidiary of CEF (SOC) LTD in accordance with the Ministerial Directive dated 20/05/2007. It is a company established under Section 21 of the Companies Act
SASDA’s focus is on development of black suppliers and assisting national government in meeting the national goals of economic development and the improvement of quality of life of all citizens. SASDA is primarily concerned with increasing access to industry procurement opportunities by black suppliers.
The original focus was procurement opportunities in the oil industry. When SASDA was incorporated into CEF, the Minister pronounced on an expanded role which includes State Owned Enterprises. Additional attention will be on the development of rural communities, people with disabilities, women and the youth.