Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a redress programme by the South African government to redress the inequalities of
Apartheid amongst racial groups. BEE is governed by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003
as amended by Act 46 of 2013.
You do not need a verified B-BBEE certificate, however, SMEs need to obtain a sworn affidavit.
Verification agencies are not permitted to issue B-BBEE certificates to SMEs.
Yes. All public entities and organs of the sate need to comply with the B-BBEE Codes
and a specialised scorecard is used.
You need to look at the specified scope of work of the sector code,
if none of the existing sector codes apply to you then you will be verified in terms of the Generic Codes of Good Practice.
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Fronting is regulated under the B-BBEE Act is defined broadly as a "transaction, arrangement or other act or conduct that directly or
indirectly undermines or frustrates the achievement of the objectives of the B-BBEE Act …". The types of fronting include window-dressing,
benefit diversion and opportunistic intermediaries. Fronting is a criminal offence and is punishable by a fine or imprisonment.