Original publish date – Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:13:52 +0000, Gavin

The first batch of verification agencies has now been accredited but at the same time there are a number of verification agencies who have not been accredited.
SANAS/The Dti and ABVA are clear that all certificates will be valid but I think some agencies are going to selectively accept the scorecards they want.
I can also imagine the accredited agencies will allow their clients to ask for only accredited certificates – which implies even fellow verification agencies will be unfairly discriminated against.
The BEE Codes are clear with what is acceptable – the competition commissions report we received in 2007 stating that the verification agency does not have the right to choose which scorecards are acceptable, is still valid.
What are the unaccredited agencies going to do when their fellow accredited agencies stop accepting their scorecards – well we will soon find out.