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.

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As the leading B-BBEE Verification Agency in South Africa,
National Empowerment Rating Agency (Pty) Ltd, (“NERA”) has been
accredited by SANAS to verify the following scorecards and charters
(EME, QSE & Generic Scorecards)

• DTI – Codes of Good Practice
• Tourism Sector Codes
• Construction Charter (All Scorecards)
• Integrated Transport Charter (All Scorecards)
• Financial Sector Charter (All Scorecards)
• Chartered Accountancy Sector Code
• Information & Communication Technology Sector Code
• Property Sector Charter (All Scorecards)
• Forestry Charter

Our SANAS accreditation number is : BVA020


In order to equip our clients to be more effective in preparing for the B-BBEE verification process, as well as in planning and implementing sustainable B-BBEE strategies, NERA offers the following services aimed at providing guidance for all steps of the verification process:

  • B-BBEE training workshops providing complete overview of the Codes and Sector Codes (in-house and external)
    Supplier B-BBEE training workshops
  • Scorecard compliancy pre-assessment calculations
  • Pre-verification gap analysis
  • Planning B-BBEE project implementation
  • Development of B-BBEE strategies and inputs towards maximizing the BEE scorecard
  • Maintenance and monitoring of existing B-BBEE strategies
  • Documentary evidence collation
  • Regular pre-assessments and “mini-audit” documentary evidence checks
  • Supplier database analysis, monitoring and certificate searches
  • Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development facilitation

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