Cinque Terre

About us


We Guarantee Accurate, Objective, Impartial and Confidential BEE Verification


Introduction

BEE VERIFICATION AGENCY CC also known as BEEVER, has rendered BEE Verification services since the inception of the draft BEE Codes of Good Practice in 2006. The standard for BEE verification is set out in SANAS R47-02.

SANAS accreditation status is formal recognition that an organization is competent to perform specific tasks.
Our SANAS Accreditation Number is BVA214.
We are a full member of the Association of BEE Professionals (ABP), an independent National Membership Organisation established to govern the Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Verification Industry.


Our vision

BEE VERIFICATION AGENCY CC has a vision to establish us in the market as a reputable and sizable SANAS accredited verification agency. The infrastructure required for such a task has been established in terms of technology, human resources and a national footprint.

Our Services

BEE VERIFICATION AGENCY CC provides BEE verification assessments, issuing of BEE certificates and training in the BEE Codes.


Geographic footprint

We have Analysts in the following areas:
  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Durban
  • West Rand
  • Centurion
  • Vaal Triangle
  • Bloemfontein
Our staff complement is as follows:
  • Managing Member
  • Compliance Managers
  • Administration Manager
  • Sales and Data Manager
  • Procurement Data Capture Manager
  • Client Contracting staff
  • Trained and competent certified BEE Analysts

Our Capability

We employ only competent staff with extensive business experience in order to ensure quality service to our clients. BEE VERIFICATION AGENCY CC takes pride in using the following values to guide the actions of our staff:
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Confidentiality
  • Impartiality
  • Objectivity
  • Affordability
  • Professionalism in interpreting and applying the BEE Codes
We make use of sophisticated, accurate and client friendly software to ensure speedy, reliable and user-friendly service to our clients.

Our wizard software calculates your BEE score from verified raw data entered by the analyst, leaving no chance for incorrect manual calculations by analysts.

Our Methodology

Once the client has contracted with us and an Analyst (team) has been allocated to perform the verification, the following 5 step methodology is implemented:

Step 1: The Analyst selects the checklist and methodology appropriate to the client's legal entity and turnover and informs the client regarding what evidence is required for verification as well as what process and methodology are followed. The client is then given time to prepare the evidence. (Two weeks should be enough time.)

Step 2: The Analyst collects the evidence and checks that all relevant evidence is presented by the client.

Step 3: The Analyst assesses the evidence and factor the raw data into our BEE wizard calculator. The Analyst determines which evidence needs to be verified and prepares a verification plan based on samples drawn from the BEE element populations and communicates the plan requirements to the client.

Step 4: The Analyst conducts the on-site verification at the premises of the client and conducts the sample interviews and interrogates the additional information requested. Based on the evidence obtained from the sample evidence the Analyst updates the wizard and finalises the client file which is submitted for final compliance verification.

Step 5: The Compliance Manager assesses the client file to ensure compliance to SANAS R47, the BEE Codes of Good Practise and our internal standards and procedures. Only once all these requirements are checked is a BEE certificate and report issued and distributed to the client.

Our Clients

We verify companies in terms of the Revised BEE Codes and most sector codes.
Our clients range from large corporate businesses with a turnover of more than R20 billion to Qualifying Small Enterprises from all business sectors.

Our Pricing structure and Fees

We compete with our competitors not only on quality, but also on price because of the following:
  • We have a very sophisticated technology infrastructure that enables us to be productive in calculating the BEE score of our clients including the procurement element.
  • We prepare our clients well in terms of the evidence required and the methodology followed to ensure that the client presents the required evidence on time and in a specified form compatible with our wizard calculator.
  • We follow a well-designed verification methodology that relies on the use of sampling techniques to validate the evidence submitted by the client.
  • Our BEE status

    We are a Level 4 BEE contributor.
    Our current shareholding is as follows:
    Dr Willem Mostert (Founder and Managing Member): 54%
    Mr Bert Engelbrecht (Information Technology expert): 20%
    BEE Verification Trust: 26%


    Our track record

    We pride ourselves in the fact that we are true students of the BEE Codes and that we give justice to the notion of transformation as intended by the BEE Act.
    We go out of our way to convince White Business Owners of the need for transformation in the economic domain of South Africa and not just to do BEE for the sake of achieving points.


    Our Governance

    Cinque Terre

    Dr. Willem Mostert,Managing Member

    Dr Willem Mostert is the Managing Member. He is an experienced Management Consultant and Business Architect with more than 36 years experience.
    Mr Bert Engelbrecht is Managing Director of Discon Specialists, who develops business systems for large businesses worldwide.
    Trish van Zyl is our Technical Signatory and Compliance Manager since our initial accreditation from SANAS in February 2009.
    Kimberley Gooding our Technical Signatory since April 2017.
    Zaya Behardien is an experienced Administration Manager.


    References

    Abel Mudau (Group Transformation Director)
    Group Five (Pty) Ltd
    Tel +27 (0) 10 060 1555

    Princess Thwala (Executive: Compliance)
    African Rainbow Minerals Limited
    Tel: (011) 779-1113