Certification Benefits & Services

Supplier Certification Benefits & Services
I’ve been certified, so what now? What kinds of benefits do I receive?
First of all, congratulations on becoming certified! There are many benefits of becoming certified. In general, an SASDC certification grants you expanded business opportunities and exposure to leading national companies.

As a full supplier diversity service provider the SASDC exceeds simply establishing and maintaining a database of certified bona fide black suppliers. Our value proposition is in our network of professionals committed to supplier diversity in South Africa, enabling our members to practice supplier diversity as a strategic business objective. Our programs and services fall into three areas:

  • Linkage Facilitation—this interaction between our Corporate Members and Certified Suppliers is the core of our existence. The SASDC creates an environment conducive for business linkages between targeted corporate procurement opportunities and transaction-ready black suppliers.
  •  Networking & Knowledge Sharing—With 27 Members and 235 Suppliers, we create opportunities for    interacting between like-minded businesses, enabling a platform for sharing knowledge, experience and best practices in supplier diversity.
  • Technical Assistance & Professional Development—As the intermediary body, we proactively engage with our Members and Suppliers, providing capacity building opportunities and for both constituents.  

 Linkage Facilitation

Networking & Knowledge Sharing

Technical Assistance & Professional Development

VALIDATION as a “transaction-ready” bona fide black business confirmed by our extensive vetting process

EXPOSURE to members

PARTICIPATION in ‘meet the buyer’ events

INVITATION to Annual Business & Opportunities Fair

ACCESS to procurement opportunities from member corporates

GLOCAL networks

ACCESS to database of black businesses

INVITATIONS to Black Supplier Input Committee forums

REDUCED COST and effort of separately engaging with multiple corporations 

ACCESS to capacity building and skills workshops – marketing, social media, supplier diversity

CUSTOMER SERVICE and support from our Relationship Specialists





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