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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.