Corporate Social Responsibilty

Giving back where and when it matters most

At Bidvest Wits we are committed to lending a helping hand where we can. We acknowledge and understand the influence we as a squad have over the upcoming generations.

​The media coverage we receive can be used for the greater good, and because we know the reach this provides, we like to help get the word out about causes that affect us and our communities.

We acknowledge our responsibility to the community in which we work and within which our supporters are from. We regard the setting of a good example as an important practice in this regard.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Youthzones is a peer-network, where young people from over 40 disadvantaged communities across South Africa uplift themselves using sport as a foundation.

The teams form families or classrooms that commit to computer literacy, life-skills and enterprise-developments as avenues towards employability and sustainability. Youthzones as a network is committed to act in a respectful way through relationships, integrated solutions and an organic approach where the youths have the freedom to do what they want.

“Youthzones is about friendships and taking responsibility; it takes time to change and that is why we are committed to real solutions in the long run” – Doctor Mabila.

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Sizanani

Sizanani Community Centre is a Non profit organization making, Non racial interdenominational Organization Headed by Mrs. Busisiwe Octavia Luthuli as a Professional teacher. Sizanani Community centre was established in 1999 December by a group of Pastor and Wives who were affected by HIV epidemic disease in the churches and community.

 

They saw a great need to develop and assist people infected and affected by HIV/Aids, orphan’s including vulnerable children in their community to provide life skills for the unemployed victims that will create jobs so that they could be able to feed themselves and their families and to eliminate Poverty in our Societies.

For some kids, there is no carefree time of childhood; instead they have to to confront potentially life-threatening health challenges, often worsened by a lack of funds preventing access to effective healthcare. In order to help overcome this harsh reality, the Wits Paediatric Fund was established in 2007. Made up of a team of dedicated doctors and specialists who provide expert care at the three Wits academic hospitals –  Rahima Moosa Mother and Child, Chris Hani Baragwanath and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospitals, the fund plays a role in assisting children in need with top treatments, transplants, equipment and ward renovations necessary to provide lifesaving healthcare.

We invite you to invest in our children’s future by giving a child a chance for a better life. To donate, please click on: http://www.witsfoundation.co.za/givepaed.asp or contact deena.hesp@wits.ac.za

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