The regulations for taking an oath requires the deponent to sign the declaration in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths. The new B-BBEE affidavit templates therefore also require the Commissioner of Oaths to notarize the date with his/her signature.
We advise organisations to share these amendments with their Supply Chain and Procurement Departments to phase in the use of these new templates and ensure that supplier’s B-BBEE affidavits are up to date with B-BBEE legislative requirements going forward.
Organisations are not allowed to issue more than one B-BBEE affidavit based on the same financial period. Where organisations have submitted signed B-BBEE affidavits before the issuing of the amended templates, it should be accepted if all required criteria have been met.
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