SANAS update: B-BBEE verification bodies accredited by SANAS for the amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice
21 April 2015

On 11 October 2013 the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry, Minister Rob Davies, gazetted amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice no 36928 of 2013 (2013 CoGP). The effective date of implementation of the amended codes is 1 May 2015.

On 28 February 2014, the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry issued a Gazette notice 226 of 2014 which provided for an extension on the amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice transitional period by 6 months, which will run from 11 October 2014 until 30 April 2015.

SANAS received applications from several of the current SANAS B-BBEE verification bodies who have applied for the extension of their scopes to include the 2013 CoGP. 39 of the SANAS B-BBEE verification bodies will be granted the extension on 1 May 2015.

SANAS encourages other B-BBEE verification bodies that may want to extend their scope to submit their applications as soon as possible.

On 14 April 2015 the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina in conjunction with the Commissioner of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), launched the Exempted Micro Enterprises Certificate. The Deputy Minister articulated that further communication regarding the acceptance of these certificates in the marketplace will be made by the Minister of Trade and Industry.