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BEE BUSINESS: Inforcomm Launch BEE Rating and Your Business Workshops


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It has become more and more important for businesses to have valid BEE Verification Certificates from accredited BEE Verification Agencies. However, most business still do not understand the ins-and–outs of BEE and how their BEE rating can affect their business.

In order for businesses to succeed business owners must know how they can benefit from their credible BEE rating and how to engage with the verification process.

Inforcomm BEE Verification will therefore be hosting a series of one day workshops across South Africa aimed at ensuring business owner who want to learn how benefit from their BEE Rating those who want to take advantage of opportunities from BEE.

Inforcomm is a SANAS accredited BEE Verification Agency headed by Andile Tlhoaele, the former Chairperson of the industry verification body ABVA and currently the deputy chair person of the ICT Charter Steering Committee on BEE and the ICT Sector skills training authority Isett SETA

Attendees can expect to have most of their questions on BEE answered and clarified as Tlhoaele brings to the table expert knowledge on the industry. Tlhoaele received his technical and leadership development training in the US and South Africa. Since then he has sat on the team of industry professionals lead by the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) responsible for drafting the BEE Verification Manual for the Department of Trade and Industry. He was also on the team that drafted the ICT Sector Codes, South Africa’s national accreditation body SANAS’s special technical committee on accreditation and currently presents BEE and Your Business for the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences at the Centre For Small Business Development.

What attendees will learn from the workshops

This intense and informative one day workshop will cover a range of topics including:

· The calculation of points for procurement on the scorecard;

· The value of a verification certificate for procurement purposes and enhanced recognition;

· Understanding BEE certificates;

· How to prepare for a verification

· Understanding verification and the required documentary evidence;

· The compliance targets and how BEE is measured;

· What is meant by an EME, a QSE and Generic enterprise

· The need for BEE from a business perspective

· The political rational behind BEE legislation

· Understanding the Codes and all seven elements of the Generic and Qualifying Small Enterprises scorecard;

· How to identify shortcomings and opportunities.

The nature of every workshop is to offer delegates an opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion and is aimed at enhancing delegates understanding of BEE and identifying practical solutions to Broad-Based BEE implementation.

The different workshops will be presented in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban, Petermaritzburg, Nelspruit, Witbank, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Mafikeng, Kimberly and Cape Town.

In the past, the 1-day workshops have had more than five hundred entrepreneurs and business owners’ attendances.

The workshop is valued at R 6,075 and priced at R 875 per delegate, delegates will also receive a discount of R525 on their first EME rating certificate.

About Inforcomm

Inforcomm is accredited to certify compliance to BEE and provides valued added BEE verification services such as BEE Bid evaluation, fronting investigations and compliance reporting.

Their vision is to one day see a transformed South African economy that reflects the demographics, racial and gender profile of the country.

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