Supporting movement building

Posted on Mar 31, 2021 in News

Our shareholder, the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, supports the ideals of movement building to make tangible differences to communities in need. One of these movements work in the Eastern Cape, called ‘Coastal Links’. Read about the work they do to address harassment, brutality and gender-based violence. Please share their inspirational work with your […]

Ditikeni In Conversation – Episode 2

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in News

March 2021 marks exactly one year since South Africa’s move into lockdown, following the arrival of the coronavirus on our shores. We sat down with Ditikeni Board Member Tumeka Matshoba Ramuedzisi and asked for her message of encouragement for our NGO and NPO shareholders and investment partners, as they continue to offer “something to lean […]

One year of lockdown: what is needed next?

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 in News

With South Africa marking one year since the start of the lockdown this month (March 2021), the focus must be on the road ahead. Going forward, what is needed now?  Our shareholder, the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, writes that agro-ecology and localized food production are key areas that deserve attention.  Read more about […]

Drought relief in Limpopo and E-Cape

Posted on Mar 8, 2021 in News

The pandemic has served to highlight problems that already were in existence long before the virus arrived on our shores. Our shareholder, the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, explains in their latest annual report how water infrastructure in Limpopo province and the Eastern Cape is still in a poor condition. The TCOE has actively […]

Miracles Workshop at Tygerberg APD

Posted on Mar 3, 2021 in News

Our shareholder NGOs continue to find practical and innovative ways in which they can uplift communities in need. One such example is a leather craft training workshop, hosted by the Western Cape Association for People with Disabilities. Just take a look at this amazing craftsmanship. You can read more about their incredible work, in their […]

Nontobeko Ntobsie Moletsane – A Tribute

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in News

There are many heroes in our shareholder organisations, who have put the best interest of their fellow citizens at the heart of everything they do. In 2020, we said a sad goodbye to Nontobeko Daphne Moletsane when she passed away in June. ‘Sis Ntobsie’ had a long and illustrious career in the service of ordinary […]

“Working at the WCAPD is a calling.”

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in News

“Working at the WCAPD is a calling. It is like attending a daily festivity. It is a gift we give ourselves every day, the opportunity to give to others.” That’s how Le-Anna van der Merwe describes the work she does at the Western Cape Association for People with Disabilities (WCAPD), one of our shareholders. You […]

“Ditikeni In Conversation – episode 1”

Posted on Feb 17, 2021 in News

South Africa recently marked day 300 since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. How difficult have these past 300 days been for NGOs and NPOs, and what does the year ahead look like for them? The first episode of “Ditikeni In Conversation” discusses these two questions, with Joanne Harding (Director of the Social Change Assistance […]

BEE: Govt is undermining its own policy on BBE deals that have a ‘broad base’

Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in News

“Many broad-based black economic empowerment transactions benefiting the poor have been delayed for more than two years. Is this due to government failure, or is there a method to the madness? There is an apparent lapse in governance that has undermined initiatives that benefit poor black communities,” writes Martin Nicol. Since April 2019, the Broad-Based […]

Trade & Industry Minister supports broad-based ownership schemes

Posted on Feb 8, 2021 in News

Ditikeni welcomes Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel’s statement (as reported by Business Day ) clarifying the role of broad-based trusts in BEE. There can no longer be any doubt that organizations like Ditikeni qualify fully with the Codes. We are grateful to the Minister for this clear statement of government policy. His comments were […]