BEE Affidavit

What you need to know

A BEE affidavit is a declaration sworn in front of a Commissioner of Oaths of the measure of the black ownership of an entity

Good to know

It is valid for one year from the date of issue



Price :  R350
How long does it take?   1 Day


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Frequently Asked Questions

All types of businesses, including sole proprietors; who do business with government departments and large corporates in South Africa require a BEE Affidavit or BEE Certificate as part of their compliance requirements. 

A BEE Certificate is only required for big companies with a turnover in excess of R50 million per annum. A BEE Certificate is a big expensive process which requires audits and site visits and is usually done by big accounting firms. 

A BEE affidavit is required for EME’s and QSEs which are businesses with a turnover of less than R50 million per year.

An EME is an exempt Micro Enterprise with a turnover of less than R10 million per annum.   A QSE  is a  Qualified Small Enterprise with a turnover of more than R10 million but less than R50 million per annum

A BEE affidavit is not a legal requirement for companies however it is often a compliance requirement for tender submission.  

Level 1 – 100% black owned

Level 2 – between 99 and 51% black owned

Level 4 (this is not a typo) – between 50% and 0% black owned

There is no level 3.

Please note that a QSE level 4 can’t apply for a BEE affidavit, it has to apply for a BEE certificate

Yes it does – it needs to be renewed annually from the date of issue.  It is also required to be commissioned by a Commissioner of oaths for validation.  

According to the Department of Trade and Industry a black person is defined as every race other than a white person who arrived in South Africa before 1994 and has a valid South African ID document.

A BEE affidavit is a declaration sworn in front of a Commissioner of Oaths of the measure of the black ownership of an entity. 

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