Change Makers

The impact of Covid-19 on the NPO sector

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) play a vital role in trying to resolve the challenges and inequalities within our communities and society at large. The important role they play in South Africa cannot be underestimated. Tshikululu Social Investments, the country’s leading social investment fund management and advisory firm, has undertaken a survey of over 170 NPOs around …

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CSI must change gear to confront the new reality

By Marcus Coetzee – Management Consultant Back in January 2019, most businesses were pursuing a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) strategy which had been fine-tuned over the years. Then the pandemic hit South Africa in late March. Everything changed. CSI activities pivoted, refocused and were fuelled by adrenalin and empathy. CSI entered crisis mode. Mitigating harm …

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Humility and educational empowerment should be the ‘new normal’ for corporates

Liberty knows that showing a commitment to society and humanity through corporate social investment is one way for corporates to continue supporting communities, especially during a pandemic. Businesses need to continue playing their critical role in helping people, and it’s time to adapt to our ‘new normal’. We’re all in this together As the world …

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No longer business as usual: The role of the private sector to improve schooling in South Africa

This article is based on a Report  titled “No Longer Business as Usual: Private sector efforts to improve schooling in South Africa,” funded by Absa Group Citizenship, and prepared by the Centre for Development and Enterprise. Click here to download the Report , or visit www.cde.org.za The COVID-19 pandemic affected education systems around the globe …

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Why CSI programmes for children affected by HIV/Aids are more important now than ever before

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of Covid-19. Efforts to keep economies afloat, infection and death rates down, as well as to create a vaccine have been the primary focus worldwide. In the chaos, the progress made in the fight against HIV has been gravely threatened. And it appears that children will pay …

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