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ABVA - The Association Of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA)

The Association of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA) is an independent national Membership Organisation established to lead the Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Verification Industry as it takes up a vital role in the transformation of the South African economy.

This website serves as a resource for ABVA Members, the Verification Industry at large, and for the corporate sector looking for more information on B-BEEE Verification. ABVA prides itself on being a valuable tool in the growth of the Verification Industry, and in the advancement and development of B-BBEE good practices in accordance with Government policy.

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IRBA - Independet Regulatory Board For Auditors

The IRBA is the statutory body controlling that part of the accountancy profession involved with public accountancy in the Republic of South Africa.

It is important to stress that all entrants to the public accountancy profession are subject to consistent requirements. Following qualification, accountants entering into public practice are required to register with the IRBA and are governed by its regulations. Qualified accountants entering other disciplines who are members of a provincial society of chartered accountants, are not subject to the jurisdiction of the IRBA but are subject to the jurisdiction of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

The IRBA functions in terms of the Auditing Profession Act, 2005 (Act 26 of 2005). Its members are appointed by the Minister of Finance, who must appoint competent persons, including registered auditors, to effectively manage and guide the activities of the Regulatory Board, based on their knowledge and experience. 

The Board consists of not less than six but not more than 10 members and, disregarding any vacancy in its membership, not more than 40% of the members of the Board may be registered auditors.

The IRBA is funded by

  • the collection of prescribed fees and levies from RAs and firms;
  • all other monies which may accrue to the Regulatory Board from any other legal source, including sanctions imposed by the Regulatory Board; and
  • moneys appropriated for that purpose by Parliament

IRBA reports annually to the Minister of Finance, who then tables the report in Parliament.

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SANAS - South African National Accreditation System

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is recognised by the South African Government as the single National Accreditation Body that gives formal recognition that Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) test facilities are competent to carry out specific tasks in terms of  the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act (Act 19 of 2006). View Document

SANAS’s purpose is to instil confidence and peace of mind to companies and individuals through accreditation which is required for economic and social well-being for all.