Today the AQRate team gave a little back to the community by providing much needed stationery and making 670 sandwiches for the J.R Klopper Primary School in Elsiesrivier.

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Our team was taken on a tour around the school by the school’s principle Mr February. It was humbling to see how much dedication and love the teachers and staff have for the school and their learners. They face challenging circumstances on a daily basis and yet they all seem so positive and one can feel the passion.

The greatest challenge facing the school at the moment is theft. They cannot use some of the classrooms as thieves have broken through the roofs and have stolen everything from desks to electrical wiring, thus, leaving half the school in darkness and making it near impossible to teach, especially on cold, dark winter mornings.

It was certainly wonderful to see all the smiles on the little faces and we wish to do more to help in the future.

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Most companies are currently having their final verifications performed on the Original Codes of Good Practice before the more stringent Amended Codes come into effect on the 1st May 2015. One can understand this when one sees that 65 points on the old system achieved a Level 4 (B-BBEE) status but would now only achieve a Level 7 status. Let’s not forget the impact of the discounting principle and not meeting any of these sub-minimums would mean one more level down –

Chris van Wyk AQRateAs communicated to the sectoral councils, the Revised Codes will no longer become effective on 11 October 2014 but on 30 April 2015. This means that businesses will be able to apply the existing Codes up until 30 April 2015. Thereafter measurement will be only in terms of the Revised Codes. The extension has been granted in an effort to allow the sectoral councils sufficient time to align their sector codes with the revised codes.

For those of you that have not yet familiarised yourselves with the content of these codes we suggest that you use this extension to do so urgently as they represent a significant departure from the set of rules that you are used to.

willemawardRecently our William Smith and Gabriella Greyling completed their B-BBEE Management Development Programme (MDP) conducted by UNISA and the Dti. They both completed this course earlier this year as part of their preparation for being signed off as Verification Managers at AQRate. Gabriella passed with 3 distinctions and William finished as best student in class. William and Gabriella have been valuable members of our team as analysts and we wish them all the best for their new roles. Congratulations!

trainingdvdcoverHow will the Revised BEE Codes impact your business? Click Here to find out more and order your copy today!

The long awaited amendments to the Codes of Good Practice have finally arrived. The AQRate Verification Services has reviewed and examined the Codes to present you with a Training DVD on the new requirements and what impact these will have.

No1 BEE Verification AgencyWe are proud to announce that AQRate has recently been independently rated the no.1 BEE Verification Agency in SA for 2013/2014 by the Top500 Companies survey. South Africa’s Best Managed Companies was conceptualized to recognize the crème de la crème of business in South Africa. Top 500 employs a team of research analysts who gather information from over 4000 companies annually, and they analyse this data to find the most successful companies from 100 business sectors.

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Die gewysigde kodes van goeie praktyk kragtens die Wet op Breë Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (BSEB) is niks anders as “ekonomiese grondvergrype” nie, sê ’n kenner.

Verskeie kenners het van hulle laat hoor sedert die kodes twee weke gelede aangekondig is. Die meeste van hulle sê die enigste goeie nuus is dat die huidige kodes vir nog ’n jaar toegepas mag word... Read more at Here

Repeal of Sector Codes Not Aligned to the Amended Codes:

"Sector Charter Councils have until the 15 November 2015 to submit aligned Sector Codes for approval to Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies.

All existing Sector Codes that have not submitted application for approval to the Minister to be aligned with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice will be repealed.

Once sector codes are repealed, entities operating in the affected sectors will use the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice for measurement.

The background to this action by Minister Davies is that on 15 May 2015, all the existing Sector Codes which were not aligned to the Amended Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice were given further extension to complete the alignment process by 30 October 2015. The extension was given through a Notice, Government Gazette Number 38799, which further stated that a consideration shall be made to repealing those sector codes that are not aligned and ready for gazetting by 30 October 2015."

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