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 Call for expressions of interest from black suppliers


 Applications close on 4 April 2016.

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) invites suppliers in the automotive, defence, mining, agriculture, aerospace, railways, IT, engineering, renewable energy and service sectors to submit an application to participate in the inaugural VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day.

On this occasion successful applicants will have the unique opportunity of displaying their products and services to VWSA, its suppliers and other automotive OEMS, towards the real possibility of securing significant contracts.

This process stems from VWSA’s determination to increase its business with black-owned suppliers in order to continue our support for the transformation process in South Africa.

The company views the issue of procurement from black-owned suppliers as a priority from both a moral and legislative compliance perspective.

Organisations that supply manufactured components or services and non-automotive related products and services, including organisations in the Defence/Military, Agricultural, Mining, IT, Services and other related manufacturing industries, that would benefit from diversification, are also invited to apply.

Successful organisations would possess some or all of the following:

  • A minimum of 51% black ownership (incl Coloured, Indian and Chinese as per Codes)
  • A minimum of 30% female ownership
  • Ownership or Management by disabled person/s
  • Level  1 and 2 B-BBEE contributors
  • Organisations willing to acquire or in process of acquiring  significant black/female ownership
  • Ownership or management by war veterans
  • While VWSA is seeking primarily component manufacturers, non-manufacturing suppliers are also welcome to apply.

Black-Owned QSE and EME*organisations are particularly encouraged to apply.

*An Exempted Micro-Enterprise (EME) is a business that has an annual turnover of R10 million or less OR a business that is less than 1 year old.  A Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE) is a business with an annual turnover between R10 Million and R50 Million.

About the VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day:

The VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day will take place at the VWSA PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage, on May 5 2016.

All costs of participating in the VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day, except all travel, transportation and accommodation, will be covered by VWSA. 

All applications will be reviewed and both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Successful applicants will be allocated an exhibition booth at the VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day, where procurement teams of VWSA, our suppliers, and other automotive OEMS will engage with you regarding the eventuality of becoming a supplier.

How to apply

To apply for selection to join the first VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day, please press Ctrl and then click here for the VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day Application Form and complete the required fields.

Applications close on 4 April 2016.

For enquiries contact Inkanyezi Events at 0861 101 475 or email




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