Become Bee Compliant Quick and Easy
Any entity with an annual revenue less than R 10 million qualify as an Exempt Micro Enterprise (eme) and can apply for a Bee Eme Certificate.
If your annual sales (turnover) is more than 10 million you cannot apply for a Bee Affidavit and will have to contact a Sanas vertification agency for a Bee Qse Certificate of Generic Bee Certificate.
All start-up and new registered companies also qualify as an Exempt Micro Enterprise (eme) and can use the Bee Affidavit.
- Level 1 issued if black ownership is 100%.
- Level 2 issued if black ownership is 51% or more.
- Level 3 no longer used for exempt micro entities.
- Level 4 issued if black ownership is less than 51%.
“Black” includes African, Indian & Colored South African Citizens who became SA citizens before 27 April 1994. Bee affidavits are now required as per B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice as amended.
The definition of "black people" is a generic term which means Africans, Coloreds and Indians:-
a) who are citizens of South Africa by birth or descent, or
b) who became South African citizens by naturalization before 27 April 1994; or;
on or after 27 April 1994 and who would have been entitled to acquire citizenship by naturalization prior to that date.
Such a person may have a valid work permit in South Africa, but must not be recognized as “black” or Benefit from Bee.
Neither are their children, unless the parent is “black” by definition.