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ABOUT NERA

NERA was established in 2003 to meet the corporate sector’s need for a credible black empowerment verification agency. NERA is one of the first agencies to be officially accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) – on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) – to conduct BEE Verifications. NERA has been recognized as 1st in sector by the Top 500 Companies.

NERA’s clients enjoy high quality service from our in-house legal and audit teams. NERA champions the commitment to South Africa’s economic transformation as a black-owned verification agency with 50% black-woman ownership, and boasts the highest B-BBEE recognition – Level 1 contributor. Our experience, professional expertise and specialized Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) knowledge warrant the respect of our industry peers and government, earning us recognition as industry authorities and commentators on B-BBEE. NERA’s impressive in-house skill-set is backed by the highest levels of independence, confidentiality, impartiality, and objectivity.

In 2010 NERA changed its business strategy to become a niche verification agency; solely focussing on larger JSE listed companies and groups. Our client list spans across numerous sectors and industries – Construction, Financial, Information Technology, Legal, Manufacturing, Media, Mining, Motor, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunication.

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B-BBEE VERIFICATIONS

As the leading B-BBEE Verification Agency in South Africa,
National Empowerment Rating Agency (Pty) Ltd, (“NERA”) has been
accredited by SANAS to verify the following scorecards and charters
(EME, QSE & Generic Scorecards)

  • DTI – Codes of Good Practice
  • Tourism Sector Codes
  • Construction Charter (All Scorecards)
  • Integrated Transport Charter (All Scorecards)
  • Financial Sector Charter (All Scorecards)
  • Chartered Accountancy Sector Code
  • Information & Communication Technology Sector Code
  • Property Sector Charter (All Scorecards)
  • Forestry Charter

Our SANAS accreditation number is : BVA020

 

* NERA does not perform B-BBEE Verification Services to clients who
receive consulting services from us. See our impartiality policy:

Contact NERA B-BBEE Verification

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OUR CLIENTS ENJOY HIGH QUALITY SERVICE FROM OUR IN-HOUSE LEGAL AND AUDIT TEAMS
Independence, Confidentiality, Impartiality, & Objectivity.
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TRAINING & CONSULTING

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In order to equip our clients to be more effective in preparing for the B-BBEE verification process, as well as in planning and implementing sustainable B-BBEE strategies, NERA offers the following services aimed at providing guidance for all steps of the verification process:

  • B-BBEE training workshops providing complete overview of the Codes and Sector Codes (in-house and external)
    Supplier B-BBEE training workshops
  • Scorecard compliancy pre-assessment calculations
  • Pre-verification gap analysis
  • Planning B-BBEE project implementation
  • Development of B-BBEE strategies and inputs towards maximizing the BEE scorecard
  • Maintenance and monitoring of existing B-BBEE strategies
  • Documentary evidence collation
  • Regular pre-assessments and “mini-audit” documentary evidence checks
  • Supplier database analysis, monitoring and certificate searches
  • Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development facilitation
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NERA ADVISORY SERVICES

NERA Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd “NAS” specialises in a wide spectrum of services which are specifically tailored to the needs of our clients. NAS services are split into three core areas outlined below:

Advisory

The advisory arm specializes in the services listed below:

  • BEE compliancy reporting and strategy development in line with the applicable Charters / Codes;
  • Indicative scoring of proposed B-BBEE structures or initiatives;
  • Scenario analysis;
  • Empowerment Financing and Access to Financial Services workshops, assessments and strategies applicable to the Financial Sector Codes and Financial Sector Charter; and
  • Enterprise Development Strategies.

IPP Procurement Programme – Economic Development due diligence

NAS conducts due diligence for a wide spectrum of clients submitting bids to the Department of Energy for the IPP Procurement Programme. NAS focuses on Volume 5: Economic Development Requirements of the IPP Procurement Programme. These services include advising on calculation methodologies, briefing notes and applicable legislation as well as drafting of reports illustrating the achieved levels attributable but not limited to the elements listed below:

  • Job Creation;
  • Local Content;
  • Ownership;
  • Management and Control;
  • Preferential Procurement;
  • Enterprise Development;
  • Socio-Economic Development; and
  • Contributor Status Levels.

NSI

NERA Shareholder Intelligence (“NSI”) specialises in the verification of complex ownership structures including the ownership assessments of various JSE listed entities. These services include amongst other things:

  • B-BBEE ownership verifications;
  • Proposed ownership structure verifications; and
  • Share register analysis.

Visit the NERA Advisory Website:

Natalie Munemo – Enquiries

 +27 11 463 9375

natalie@nerasa.co.za

Ricky de Souza – Managing Director Advisory Ser.

Cell : 081 438 3121

ricky@nerasa.co.za

Marc Thompson – Director Advisory Ser.

Cell : 082 349 8123

marc@nerasa.co.za

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