Certification Overview

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An Overview of our Certification

SASDC corporate members are investing in an inclusive supply chain for a variety of reasons, such as the opportunity to access newer innovative suppliers, as well as the opportunity to create wealth, employment, and build brand loyalty with Black business enterprises and communities.

The SASDC has a standardized procedure of certifying BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES to ensure consistent and identical review and certification.

Certification involves:

  • Completing the certification application form,
  • Submitting paperwork and supporting documents about your company, along with a non-refundable certification application fee
  • An internal review of your company`s certification application package
  • Undergoing a site visit
  • A secondary review of your certification application package
  • Approval or denial by our certification committee.

Who do we Certify?

  • These are for-profit enterprises, regardless of size, physically located in South Africa which are majority owned, operated and controlled by Black persons.
  • Black persons are South African citizens who are Indian, African and Coloured.
  • Ownership by these individuals means the business is 51% or more owned by black persons or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, 51% or more of the shares are owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by these persons.