IRBA Accreditation in Question
Please don’t panic IRBA has elected to withdraw its accreditation to do B-BBEE Verifications. This does not affect B-BBEE Wise going forward or you as our client.
Our main focus as a company has always been to protect you our client and offer you the best solutions for your B-BBEE. As soon as we were notified of IRBA’s resignation we immediately initiated the process of becoming SANAS approved. Bbbee Wise was originally SANAS accredited and the process to revert back is by no means cause for concern.
Obviously this development has created chaos for SANAS and accordingly a Notice was posted by the DTI informing us that the IRBA accreditations will remain in place until the 1st January 2017. This has obviously been done to allow for this sudden influx at SANAS.
Bbbee Wise is confident that their application is amongst the initial received by SANAS and we can assure you our clients that this will have no adverse effect on you.
Going forward please do not let anyone threaten you that your certificate will not be valid. Any certificate issued by an IRBA verification agent will be valid for 1 year from date of issue as per the Amended Codes of Good Practise. This means that even if the certificate is issued on the 31st December 2016, it will be valid until 30 December 2017. No company can contradict this or misinform you of these facts.
Bbbee Wise is assuring you our client of our continued unsurpassed service that Bbbee Wise has been recognised for in the past 6 years. Your B-BBEE certificate issued by Bbbee Wise will remain valid and we will ensure we are a registered verification authority at all times.
Please do not fall prey to any opportunists who are trying to utilise this transition period as an opportunity to unsettle our clients and the market.
Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.