Frequently Asked Questions

What is Broad-Based Economic Empowerment?

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) or Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is a programme initiated by the South African government to remedy the inequalities of the past, thus giving previously disadvantaged groups, which are South African citizens, economic inclusion – previously not available to them.

What are the different BEE rating types?

Exempt Micro Enterprise
Qualifying Small Enterprises
Generic Enterprises

How does Honeycomb’s BEE Ratings verification process work?

  1. A formal introductory meeting is conducted to ascertain the BBBEE needs of your company.
  2. An on-site verification of the evidence submitted for each of the elements is checked. Upon successful completion, a BBBEE verification certificate and final report will be issued

How long does the verification process take?

Ideally 4-6 weeks (dependent on data submitted).
There is an ability to do urgent verifications in just 2-3 weeks if required.

Is Honeycomb BEE Ratings SANAS accredited?


Can I use Honeycomb BEE Ratings logo?

No – not allowed to use SANAS logo either.

Can I obtain a PDF version of my certificate to upload on my website?


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