We confirm that black lite consulting has been appointed to assist Sasol Group Limited with developing our Revised Codes BBBEE Strategy including our presentation to the Group Executive Committee and our Enterprise and Supplier Development Strategy amongst other engagements. On behalf of Sasol Group Limited, I am delighted to recommend black lite consulting and Ajay Lalu in particular. They are able to succinctly express the need and reasons for adopting a value adding BBBEE strategy including an optomised strategy that reduces our costs and increases our return not only a BEE points return but also limked to our growth strategy. They are able to do this in the current economic context of cost reductions as well as the understanding of the risks faced by Sasol from a compliance perspective.

Ajay shows a superior knowledge and understanding of the Revised Codes and BBBEE Act and his access to the BEE Unit at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has proven invaluble to developing our own strategy. Our experience of working with them over the past few years has resulted in a strong relationship of trust being established resulting in us having no hesitation to recommend both Ajay and his team at Black Lite Consulting. Ajay provides regular frank feedback to me and is not afraid to be honest in sharing his opinions. I value this approach as a busy executive.

The Strategies that they recommend are both practical and implementable and as such we found that following their advice adds value to all key stakeholders including our shreholders. They have the experience of working across serveral industries and as such the advice they dispenses is rooted in real world experience.

Black lite has provided innovative solutions for out BBBEE and sustainable development strategies that links directly to our growth and business development strategy. Their ability to link our existing strategy ensures that we maximise our return on investment and optomise existing initiatives thus reducing costs and saving time to implement.
We find their views insightful and it demonstrates that Black Lite Consulting and Ajay Lalu are at the cutting edge of developments in BBBEE and sustainable development. Ajay Lalu has a well developed network in South Africa and internationally that allows him to convey messages on behalf of clients with trust and conviction. This is quite unique and therefore we are happy to work with him and Black Lite Consulting.

Our overall impression of Black Lite Consulting is a very positive one; they are professional, strategic thinkers and value adding in their apporoach. We have been extremely satisfied with the work that Black Lite Consulting have done for us and also for the way in which they think about BBBEE and sustainable development, and we will definately recommend them for any work within this arena.

Bheki Masondo, Senior Manager BBBEE - Sasol Group Limited
On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (thedti), we confirm that Ajay Lalu had been working closely with the dti ever since 2006. We also confirm that Ajay Lalu provides the dti with specific strategic advice due to his extensive experience and understanding of Braod Based Black Economic Development (BBBEE).

We have recommended Ajay Lalu several times in response to requests for assistance due to our trust in his abilities, and will continue to do so going forward.

Our impression of Black Lite Consulting is a very positive one; they are professional, strategic thinkers and advise us with integrity. Black Lite Consulting has been appointed by the dti to develop the Technical Assistance Guide on Revised Codes. They have also over a period of time supported the department in developing the strategy and policy on the creation of black industrialists. We believe that being at the forefront of being black industrialists themselves it allows them to share their unique experiences at a practical level too. We have been satisfied with the work which Ajay Lalu and his team at Black Lite Consulting have done for us and also for the way in which they think and approach BBBEE in line with the spirit and objective as opposed to a compliance approach. We will definitely recommend them for any work related to BBBEE or strategic advisory work.

We often refer to Ajay Lalu for strategic insights for developments related to BBBEE and we are always satisfied with the thinking and research that goes into such requests. In particular, Ajay Lalu, has significant business experience and a wealth of knowledge that allows him to provide strategic insights across various industries. It is for this reason, mainly, that we have recommended to serve on various committees and councils responsible for providing guidance on BBBEE. Some of the committees include Verification Methodology committee, which was responsible to write the verification procedures manual as his experience both as a Chartered Accountant and have both done and advised on BBBEE transactions was most valued. He was also appointed by the Director General of the dti to serve on The In-house Advisory Panel on BBBEE in 2012. This panel has considered the impact of the Global Economic Crisis on BEE deals and made policy recommendations which will be used by the President’s Advisory Council.

We hope that this provides sufficient insights, if not, please feel free to contact me on 012 394 1636 if you require any further information on Ajay Lalu in particular.

Liso Steto, Acting Chief Director - Department of Trade & Industry
It has been the priviledge of KTH to have worked with Ajay Lalu and his capable team since 2011. blacklite consulting have consistenly offered professional advise and supoort on all Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) matters.

All the team-members are highly knowledgeable of the dti regulatory requirements and have advised us with the utmost integrity to ensure that not only do we maximise the most points on our scorecard, but that we abide, at all times, with what the spirit of the codes intend.

We have also enjoyed the benefit of several informative and interactive training sessions for our management team to ensure that they are continuously kept up to date with the latest developments from the dti and more specifically the impact of the codes on our own business model.

I would have no hestitation in recommending the blacklite team to any organisation requiring professional, ethical and sound advice for all B-BBEE matters.

Should you require any future information, feel free to contact me on (011) 562-2500.

Vuyisa Nkonyeni, Chief Executive - Kagiso Tiso Holdings