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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)


BEE Verification Certificates only valid if issued by accredited verification agencies or verification agencies in possession of South African National Accreditation systems pre-assessment letter

Notice No. 810 of 2009


Notice No. 810

31 July 2009


Department of Trade and Industry


By virtue of the powers vested in me in terms of section 14 of the Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003) I, Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, hereby determine that—

(a) from 1 February 2010, only BEE verification certificates issued by Accredited Verification Agencies or Verification Agencies that are in possession of a valid pre-assessment letter from South African National Accreditation System will be valid;
(b) despite the provision in paragraph (a) above, all verification certificates issued by non-accredited verification agencies before 1 February 2010, will remain valid for 12 months from the date of issue;
(c) the period of validity of the certificates contemplated in paragraph (a) above, will be 12 months from the date of issue;
(d) Notice 354 of 2009 issued on 9 April 2009 and Notice 677 of 2009 issued on 5 June 2009 are deemed to be repealed with effect from 1 August 2009; and
(e) this notice will be deemed to be effective from 1 August 2009.



Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry

Date: 28/7/09