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

Codes of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment

Code Series 000: Framework for Measuring Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

Statement 000 : General Principles and Generic Scorecard

10. Framework for the Accreditation of BEE Verification Agencies


10.1) Verification of BEE compliance is encouraged and to this end the DTI will from time to time issue clear guidelines on the verification process.


10.2) SANAS is a national accreditation body that operates in compliance with the requirements for accreditation bodies as defined in the International ISO/IEC Guide 62 and ISO 17011.


10.3) Accreditation of BEE verification agencies will be conducted by SANAS on behalf of the DTI in terms of the accreditation criteria that will be developed, maintained and enforced by SANAS.


10.4) Such Accreditation Standards govern the terms and conditions on which the Accreditation Body may grant, refuse to grant, revoke or suspend an accreditation of a Verification Agency.


10.5) Those verification agencies wishing to apply for accreditation will do so through SANAS.


10.6) The DTI encourages the establishment of an independent Industry Body that will provide guidance to the verification industry through the development and maintenance of high quality and reliable BEE verification services.


10.7) The DTI together with the relevant Industry Body will from time to time develop Verification Methodology and other relevant practices that will be used as standards by all verification agencies.


10.8) The DTI together with the Accreditation Body will implement such mechanisms as may be necessary to ensure that Verification Certificates are accurate and reliable.


10.9) The DTI will establish a publicly accessible central database containing the information underlying each verification Certificate.