What we do

Set up in 2010 as one element of the broad-based black economic empowerment transaction conducted by South African Breweries Ltd (SAB), the SAB Foundation is an independent trust that annually invests millions of rands towards developing entrepreneurship in South Africa.

The SAB Foundation holds 8.4 million SAB Ltd shares and applies the dividend and special dividend income received from these shares for the benefit of the wider South African community.

SAB Foundation was the first organisation in South Africa to receive tax exemption as a registered tax exempt Small Business Funding Entity under section 10(1)(cQ) of the Income Tax Act.

The object of the SAB Foundation is as follows:

The provision of funding for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises, in order to contribute to the economic and social empowerment of historically disadvantaged persons, primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) by means of entrepreneurship development and with a priority focus on providing opportunities within small, medium and micro-sized enterprises for women and youth in the rural areas, as well as persons with disabilities.

National Footprint

Province No. of Beneficiaries
Western Cape 162
KZN 270
Eastern Cape 918
North West 27
Northern Cape 27
Mpumalange 54
Limpopo 54
Gauteng 162
Free State 25

Exco Team

SAB Foundation