AQRate has its roots in the auditing and legal professions. We are able to offer our clients multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in a profession that is fraught with legislative discrepancies and risk. Our uncompromising attitude towards interpretational ethics and our passion for transformation provides our clients with assurance that what they claim to be their B-BBEE status is not only legally defendable but also ethically justifiable.
This approach to B-BBEE verification has kept us in good stead with businesses that has embraced transformation. Today, we verify more of the top 100 listed companies in South Africa than any of our competitors.
The JSE, itself a client of AQRate, has engaged us for the last few years to oversee their survey of the black ownership of the Top 100 listed company segment. During this process we pioneered the measurement of mandated investors in South Africa. This is still the only empirical research done to date on the subject matter.
We believe that our success in the listed company market segment is testimony to our approach to doing business as much as it is evidence of the listed environment ever so more embracing transformation.
With the revised B-BBEE codes which came into operation in 2015 we trust that we will be able to help our clients navigate the sometimes murky waters of the codes with the same vigour, clarity, and professionalism they have come to expect from us in the past.
Empowerdex: Inspiring Empowerment through Innovation, Research and TechnologySince 2001, Empowerdex has been redefining empowerment in Africa and taking it to newer heights by achieving milestones that stand testament to Africa’s continuous development and involvement in the Broad-Based Economic Black Economic Empowerment landscape. Empowerdex’s mission is to promote the growth of businesses that operate in Africa by assisting them in acquiring clients and investors and guiding them in best-practice strategies. The training division teaches companies about the Codes of Good Practice and Sector Codes from a holistic point of view with sustainability a key feature: programmes are designed to withstand changes in the underlying codes.Empowerdex Services at a Glance• Generic verification: Companies with a turnover of more than R50 million.• Qualifying Small Enterprise verification (QSE): Turnover of R10 million to R50 million.• Exempted Micro Enterprise Ownership assessment (EME): Turnover less than R10 million.
• Sector Code verifications.• B-BBEE Advisory Service.
• B-BBEE training
• B-BBEE assurance engagements based on the SASAE 3502 produced by IRBA through Empowerdex Inc.Empowerdex is a Level Two BEE contributor and SANAS accredited. It is also a founding member of the Association of BEE Professionals and is registered with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.We operate through a qualified team of 100 employees and we provide our services in every province. Our clients range from large, JSE-listed companies to smaller QSEs and EME clients representing every industry in the country. Should you require a BEE certificate or further information on any of our services, please contact Empowerdex for more information.
EmpowerLogic is a SANAS accreditedBBBEE Verification Agency with a Level Two (2) BBBEE status.
EmpowerLogic was established in 2003 and is one of the first agencies to be accredited by SANAS as a verification agency in February 2009.
EmpowerLogic strives to support both public and private sector entitys on a national basis, in speeding up their economic empowerment process.
We strive for service excellence, quality and integrity at all times. EmpowerLogic specialises in your Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) needs with offerings such as BBBEE status verification, “what-if” scenario evaluation, BBBEE strategy development, BBBEE training and education, including many other BBBEE related initiatives to assist you with your transformation process. Please visit our services page for more details.
NERA was established in 2003 to meet the corporate sector’s need for a credible black empowerment verification agency. NERA is one of the first agencies to be officially accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) – on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) – to conduct BEE Verifications. NERA has been recognized as 1st in sector by the Top 500 Companies.
NERA’s clients enjoy high quality service from our in-house legal and audit teams. NERA champions the commitment to South Africa’s economic transformation as a black-owned verification agency with 50% black-woman ownership, and boasts the highest B-BBEE recognition – Level 1 contributor. Our experience, professional expertise and specialized Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) knowledge warrant the respect of our industry peers and government, earning us recognition as industry authorities and commentators on B-BBEE. NERA’s impressive in-house skill-set is backed by the highest levels of independence, confidentiality, impartiality, and objectivity.
In 2010 NERA changed its business strategy to become a niche verification agency; solely focussing on larger JSE listed companies and groups. Our client list spans across numerous sectors and industries – Construction, Financial, Information Technology, Legal, Manufacturing, Media, Mining, Motor, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunication.