As we are already in February, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers a very successful 2017. In the BEE world things seems to be moving at a hectic pace
News from the BEE accreditation world is that accredited SANAS Verification Agents are working 24/7 to keep up and those previously accredited with IRBA who are trying to gain accreditation are shocked at the amount of work it takes and are finding that SANAS is overloaded with new applications- resulting in queues resulting in queues for the customers
We are also hearing of a number of mergers and JVs where IRBA auditors are tying up deals with Verification Agents to continue providing BEE services to their accountancy clients.
Having said this, you can be assured that we at Beewin4all is ready to face the challenges presented by the new environment. We are already preparing for verification for 2 of our clients. Bear in mind that from now on we have to comply with the SANAS requirements. One of it is a site visit from a representative from the Verification Agent. Another ons is that all documents have to be certified. We are updating our compliance list to accommodate the changes.
Many clients are totally confused by the Sector Code situation as final Gazettes were expected in late 2016. It did not happen even in January. We advised our clients to be compliant if the new Sector Code Charters could be gazetted today or tomorrow. As we are now nearing the February 28 deadline, it could be that they delay the gazetting of the Charters to March. Whatever the Dti decide, we are ready. We are also moved to the Mantis BEE Scorecard calculator which are used by the majority
of verification agents.