Transforming our society

Our commitment to societal transformation is evident through our support for historically disadvantaged communities situated in close proximity to our airports, in alignment with our socio-economic development strategy. By diligently implementing this strategy, we were not only able to meet the stipulations of the broad-based black economic empowerment act (no. 53 of 2003), the department of trade and industry’s codes of good practice, but also contribute to the goals outlined in the national development plan 2030.

During the reporting period, we invested R13.7 million in socio-economic development projects throughout the country (FY2021/22: R10 million; FY2020/21: R14 million), focusing in particular on the communities in which we operate. These included projects in early childhood development, agri-processing and food technology, malaria prevention, renewable energy, food and gardening, nutrition, entrepreneurship training, carpentry and furniture making, waste management and recycling, sewing, brickmaking skills and paving, poverty alleviation, and nature conservation.

List of number of projects and number of people impacted, as at 31 March 2023
  Name of project Amount spent Impact (People)
1 Food Gardening Entrepreneurship & Nutrition – Gqeberha R1 600 000 140
2 Wood Carpentry and Furniture Making – Kimberly, George R1 396 000 90
3 Waste Management & Recycling Entrepreneurship – Kimberly, PE R2 436000 90
4 Solar Energy Skills Development R6 846 000 10
5 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner’s Training – Johannesburg R3 675 000 40
6 Agri Processing and Food Technology – Upington R650 000 40
7 Skills Development in Paving – Upington R81 040 20
8 Operation Hunger Poverty Alleviation Programme R191 529 100
9 Birdline Nature Conservation Programme – Cape Town R799 410 15
10 Sewing Skills development Programme – Cape Town R423 800 30
Socio-economic impact

We support and enable economic growth, transformation, and socio-economic development through our operations although our ability to do so has naturally been affected during the past three periods.

Our socio-economic impact study for the reporting period once again demonstrated how much our positive impact on communities and the national economy has been compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrating just how widespread and devastating its effects have been.

Corporate office
GDP contribution
R741 million
Employment contribution
4 734 jobs
Income contribution
R815 million
Total ACSA Group
GDP contribution
R8.4 billion
Employment contribution
16 225 jobs
Income contribution
R2.8 billion