BREAKING NEWS: DTI temporarily suspends Empowering Suppliers

Online since 16.11.2016 • Filed under Industry news
BREAKING NEWS: DTI temporarily suspends Empowering Suppliers

Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry has decided to scrap the concept of an Empowering Supplier, by virtue of all companies automatically being an Empowering Supplier. Below is your personal copy of the official notice

Notice 708 of 2016

Empowering Supplier Status

Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies issued the following gazette notice regarding the application of the Empowering Supplier Status, as of 1 September, 2016:

(a) The recognition of Empowering Supplier Status for the inaugural year of the Amended Codes of Good Practice, as determined by Paragraph 1(d) of Notice 444 of 2015, is hereby extended until further determination. All valid B -BBEE Verification Certificates, Exempt Micro Enterprise and relevant Qualifying Small Enterprise Sworn Affidavits and CIPC Certificates issued on or prior to 30 April 2016 will be automatically recognised as an Empowering Supplier until the date of expiry of that B -BBEE Verification Certificate, Sworn Affidavit or CIPC Certificate.

(b) Any Entity measured on or after 1 May 2016 will automatically be recognised as an Empowering Supplier until a further notice is issued.

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