Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs) can submit a sworn QSE Affidavit to certify their over 51% Black ownership structure and qualify for level 2 or level 1 BBBEE recognition.

Qualifying Small Enterprise Affidavits

Businesses with annual turnover of between R10 million and R50 million are defined as Qualifying Small Enterprises, and need to be verified according to a sector-specific BBBEE scorecard, except where black ownership exceeds 51%.

QSEs with 51% to 99% black ownership qualify for BBBEE Level 2, while 100% black-owned companies qualify for Level 1.

In these cases, you can submit a sworn QSE Affidavit to certify your ownership structure and qualify for higher procurement recognition.

Download a Qualifying Small Enterprise affidavit for your business:

QSE General Sector Code Affidavit

QSE Specialised Sector Code Affidavit

QSE Financial Sector Code Affidavit

QSE ICT Sector Code Affidavit

QSE Property Sector Code Affidavit

QSE Tourism Sector Code Affidavit

What you need to know before completing an QSE BEE affidavit

Valid for 12 months

Like any BBBEE certificate, your BBBEE affidavit is valid for one year from the date it is stamped by a commissioner of oaths.

Who must complete the affidavit?

Only directors or members of the entity requesting verification can complete the affidavit – no third parties.

Accurate shareholder information

Be completely transparent in your affidavit as providing incorrect shareholder information is a criminal offence.

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