THE SADC CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY
Signed on the 1st of January 2008, The SADC Code on Social Security was developed from the principals of the Charter of Fundamental Social Rights in SADC, and the strategic direction outlined in the Regional Indicative
Strategy Development Plan (RISDP).1 SADC Protocols and instruments are legally binding and member states
are obligated to commit to the codes, procedures and objectives stipulated within. The SADC Code on Social Security aims to serve as an extension in the conceptualisation of all forms of social protection. Its objective is to give SADC member states a framework to guide the formulation, development, implementation and enjoyment of social security in the region in order to improve the well-being of all people in SADC.