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Section D : Challenges

Assignment of Activities for Meeting the Challenges

16.5 Socio-Economic Responsibility


The aim is to develop initiatives that directly enable natural black persons with a means of generating income for themselves. The fundamental principle is to encourage initiatives that facilitate access to the economy by black people by making both socio-economic developments and industry specific contributions.


The industry specific contributions from the CA sector will focus on the provision of bursaries. SAICA, on its part, will create a platform that will enable small and medium size firms to participate in socio-economic development.


These activities need to be undertaken primarily by the CA sector, supported by SAICA.