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Physical Address
1st Floor, Building 3,
Inanda Greens Business Park,
54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley,
Postal Address:
Postnet Suite #273
Private Bag X26

Tel: 011 883 8548
Fax: 011 326 7803

Empowerdex is an independent economic empowerment verification and research agency, founded in 2001 by Vuyo Jack and Chia-Chao Wu. The company’s mission is to provide support to the public and private sectors in accelerating broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa, helping to bridge the gap between the country’s first and second economies. Through its services, Empowerdex assists economic entities in managing economic empowerment opportunities and risks.Empowerdex is respected for its innovation and involvement in areas other than BEE. It launched Envirodex, a consultancy focused on assisting business to accurately determine and report on sustainability issues and manage the transition into the low-carbon economy of the future. Citydex is a division that specialises in local government analysis, assisting with service delivery backlog eradication, the drafting of tariff and revenue collection policy and the formulation of municipal legislation and policy.Recent initiatives within Empowerdex’s traditional field of expertise have focused on extending the reach and influence of BEE measurements within South Africa. This includes the establishment of the Empowerment Professional Network (EPN), which offers training in the basics of BEE as well as the opportunity to partner with auditors and accountants respectively. With over 5000 ratings, Empowerdex remains a market leader in BEE verification and related fields. The company’s success is primarily attributable to its research capability and highly skilled staff. Empowerdex is one of the founding members of the Association of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA) and one of the initial 11 accredited verification agencies of the South African National Accreditations System (SANAS).Empowerdex has approximately 80 staff members. The ratings committee boasts four chartered accountants, with professional staff having a minimum qualification of a BComm or equivalent degree. Empowerdex has national coverage with its head office in Johannesburg and regional offices in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

Year founded: 2001
Founding members: Vuyo Jack and Chia-Chao Wu
Employees: 80
Branches: Johannesburg (Head office), Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town
Memberships: South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS), Association Body of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA)

Subsidiaries: Empowerment Professional Network (EPN), Citydex, Envirodex
Bank: Absa
Accountants: PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.
Major accounts: Afrox, Adcorp, Alexander Forbes, Chevron, Gijima AST, Bidvest, Bytes Group, Foschini, MTN, Nampak, Oceana Group, Rainbow Chicken, Reunert, Premier Foods, Sappi, Business Connexion, Motorola, Dell, DHL, SAP, Bowman Gifillan, PWC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Webber Wentzel, Werksmens, JP Morgan, RMB Asset Management, Shanduka Group, Total SA, Growth Point, Standard Bank, Hollard, Massmart, Omnia Group, Barloworld, Toyota, Unilever, Siemens, Cell C, Deloitte South Africa, Deneys Reitz, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, Eversheds, SAA, ACSA, Eskom, Southern Sun, Tsogo Sun

Activity: BEE verification, research and advisory services, local government analysis, sustainability, BEE training

Black Empowerment Level:shareholding: >50.1% / executive directors/senior management: >50.1% / total staff: >50.1%

Gender Empowerment Level: shareholding: 5%-25% / executive directors/senior management: 25.1%-50% / total staff: >50.1%

BEE contribution level: Level 1

Fast Facts

  1. Founded in 2001 by Vuyo Jack and Chia-Chao Wu
  2. Has a staff complement of 80
  3. A BEE verification, research and advisory services company
  4. Some major clients include Afrox, Adcorp, Alexander Forbes, Chevron, Gijima AST, Bidvest, Bytes Group, Foschini, MTN, Nampak5. With over 5000 ratings, Empowerdex remains a market leader in BEE verification and related fields

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