In the corporate social investment (CSI) space, money is not the problem, rather it is how we go about deciding what to support, how we go about this, what outcomes we envisage, how we monitor and evaluate progress, and whether the capacity exists to achieve this.Read more
The Anglo American Chairman’s Fund has traditionally viewed healthcare strengthening as a major contribution made by NGOs to the healthcare sector in South Africa.
Within this pool of NGOs, there are some remarkable organisations acting as change catalysts or market disruptors in healthcare.Read more
South Africa’s education system has a responsibility to equip learners with the skills necessary for them to cope and thrive in post-matric environments. Academic performance is not indicative of this, and should not form the only criteria by which the success of the education system is assessed.Read more
Providing support to students with disabilities requires comprehensive and consistent engagement if it is to make a difference.Read more
South Africa is a nation with huge potential, but with many obstacles in its way. In an attempt to realise this potential, the South African government has committed to fostering entrepreneurship to advance job creation. Within this context we find the social entrepreneur: an individual or organisation that looks to provide sustainable and scalable solutions to not only create jobs, but also address head-on the myriad social issues our country faces.Read more
“To fund infrastructure or not to fund infrastructure?” is a question that engages many donors. And many donors do not fund infrastructure projects because they are seen to be expensive, high-risk and time-consuming, and their immediate impact is often difficult to measure.Read more
Advocacy programmes are at times perceived as ineffective, controversial and hard to measure, making them less likely to attract funding and interest of donors, which is unfortunate considering the invaluable contribution that advocacy programmes make towards sustainability.Read more