Definition of Socio-Economic Development Contributions

Definition in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice of 11th October 2013 (BEE Codes 2013)


Socio-Economic Development Contributions

Means monetary or non-monetary contribution implemented for communities, natural persons or groups of natural persons where at least 75% of the beneficiaries are Black people. The objective of Socio-Economic Development Contributions is the promotion of sustainable access for the beneficiaries to the economy. Socio-Economic Development Contributions commonly take the following forms:

a)      Development programmes for woman, youth, people with disabilities, people living in rural areas.

b)      Support of healthcare and HIV/AIDS programmes;

c)      Support for educational programmes, resources and materials at primary, secondary and tertiary education level, as well as bursaries and scholarships;

d)      Community training, skills development for unemployed people and adult basic education and training; or

e)      Support of arts, cultural or sporting development programmes;


BizAdvance Consulting comments and references:

Relates to the Socio-Economic Development element of the scorecard Statement 500, page 82

Socio-Economic  Development Contributions are measured as a percentage of Net Profit after Tax.

Refer to 2.3 page 83.

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