BEE Exemption

All businesses are now required to spend 15% of their Total Measured Procurement Spend with Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs). Secure your free EME Affidavit below and get registered on the National BEE Database;

If your company turned over less than R10 million in the last 12 month period it is exempted from being measured on a BEE Scorecard. Any Exempted Micro Enterprise automatically qualifies s follows;

- 100% Black Owned EME – Level 1 BEE Status

- 51% or more Black Owned EME – Level 2 Status

- Any other EME – Level 4 Status

The Revised BEE Codes were gazetted on the 11th October 2013 and may be applied immediately. Under the 2013 Revised BEE Codes any company with an annual turnover of less than R10 million qualifies as an Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME). An EME is exempted from being measured against any BEE Scorecard. EMEs automatically qualify as Empowering Suppliers so their customers are all able to claim BEE Points when buying from them.

Under the Revised BEE Codes all businesses have been given the target of buying 15% of total Measured Procurement Spend from EMEs each year. This should give rise to the establishment and growth of EMEs in South Africa.

An EME does not need a BEE Certificate, An EME must however produce an affidavit declaring their turnover is less than R10 million and what their Black Ownership percentage is. (Select the relevant option below to create a compliant EME Affidavit.)

Please enter the required information into the Affidavit Tool below and BEE.CO.ZA will generate a compliant affidavit for your company which must then be signed by a Commission of Oaths. This Affidavit is valid for 12 months from the date displayed on the affidavit.

Please note that the Revised Codes allow for EMEs and any QSE with 51% Black Ownership or more to use an affidavit. However the Industry Sector Codes do not allow for this yet. Please refer to the table below to see if your company falls into an Industry Sector or under the General Codes. Only those companies falling under the General Codes can use the Affidavit Tool provided below. Any other company must apply to a Verification Agency for an EME Certificate.


Download and complete the Affidavit form here  Download Affidavit form here 

Alternatively complete the online affidavit form tool below.