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The SASDC is a corporate-led initiative bringing together like-minded private sector companies to promote supplier diversity as a business strategy to achieve competitiveness and long term sustainability.
We are an independent not-for-profit organization established with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa.read more
Do you think your corporation is a market leader? Find out how other market leaders are using the SASDC to improve their brand, image, market share, competitiveness and compliance.
Do you think your company has what it takes to do business with Corporate South Africa? Is your business majority-black owned and managed? Become listed on the SASDC Database of Bona Fide Black Suppliers!
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We help corporates buy better from black businesses. We help black businesses access corporate procurement opportunities.
The Council serves as a Platform through which Corporates, Black Owned Enterprises and other Strategic Entities can do more business leveraging Preferential Procurement and Supplier Development Interventions.
We verify key credentials of our certified Black Suppliers through a Proprietary Due-Diligence Methodology that the SASDC developed in collaboration with our Corporate and other Strategic Partners.
Recognizing that Buying is dependent on relationships, we reliably foster business networks and relationships by Connecting Corporates and certified Black owned Businesses.
We build corporate member and certified supplier capacity and avail Best Practices, Tools and Expertise related to supporting and enhancing the implementation of effective Supplier Diversity Development.
By celebrating, we reinforce the motivation that supplier diversity makes good business sense. We recognized corporates and suppliers that excel due to supplier and we advocate their leadership by provided Brand Exposure through SASDC communication channels.
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the certification process for black suppliers by the South African Supplier Diversity Council.
Certification requires a R 1150.00 inc VAT non-refundable certification application fee.
No, unfortunately we do not provide financial assistance for SMME development.
If you’re seeking financial support we recommend utilizing other resources focusing on enterprise development. While there are many sourcing of funding for South African SMME`s, the Department of Trade and Industry has complied a list of financial support resources to qualifying companies in various sectors of the economy. Please visit their website here for more information. Once you are transaction-ready and seek exposure to our corporate members, come back and seek certification!
With multiple options available to SMME’s for Enterprise Development, the SASDC aims to be the leading service provider fostering business linkages between transaction-ready SMMEs and corporate enterprises.
Unfortunately the SASDC only works with established-black owned businesses who are ready to reach corporate procurement staff. We don’t specialize in enterprise development because there is already an extended network of assistance in that area
No, unfortunately the SASDC does not certify foundations or service-providing non-profit organizations at this time.
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