Welcome to SASDC

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

Performance Statistics

Take a look at how we are performing as of 31 October 2018

Corporate Members
Certified Black suppliers
people employed by certified suppliers
Value of Spend between Corporates and Suppliers

Transforming South Africa
through Supplier Diversity

We help corporates buy better from black businesses. We help black businesses access corporate procurement opportunities.

Frequently asked questions

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.

  • Your company must be 51% or more black- owned, controlled and managed.
  • The persons who make up the majority ownership must be South African Citizens.
  • The highest titled position in the business (i.e. Managing Director or Member, CEO, Chairman of the Board etc.) must be held by a black person.
  • The business must be headquartered in South Africa.
  • The business must be compliant with the statutory requirements of South Africa.
  • The business must be operating and can demonstrate a clear product and/or service offering.

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.

If you have any query or need more information, We are available…

Request a Call Back

Send your requests and we will get back to you as soon as possible.