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.