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Welcome to Do Great Things

For more than 170 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.


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March 25, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Graham White (19) grew up on a farm just outside of Malmesbury in the Western Cape. "I was always interested in cooking," he says, "As a child I used to help my ouma make malva pudding in the kitchen, measuring out the ingredients and stirring the mixing bowl." So when he read in the newspaper that the iKusasa School of Cooking was inviting applications for its new campus in Riebeek West, he……
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March 23, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
"Just lean right," says Thandanani facilitator Agnes Mkhize, who is busy directing us to Dambuza township just outside Pietermaritzburg, KZN. We are on the way to visit Ntombizonke Phenduka who is currently receiving support from the Thandanani Children's Foundation. Ma' Phenduka looks after five children and an elderly grandmother with the support of the Thandanani Children's Foundation. This particular area of KZN has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in……
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March 22, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Walking into The Clothing Bank (TCB) in Mayville, Durban, I see a sign in large letters on the wall that reads 'Welcome to your Future'. The Old Mutual Foundation has walked a journey with TCB for a number of years, so I know that that sign is no exaggeration. The Clothing Bank sorting area, where donated stock from large retailers is unpacked, sorted and used as start-up stock for micro-enterprises.……
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March 21, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Elangabini Primary School is set high on a hill in KwaZulu-Natal, in an area outside Durban called Mpumalanga which means 'the place where the sun rises'. No wonder I was confused by my GPS, because I now learn that this area was so named long before the new provincial name for the then Eastern Transvaal came into being. Although the primary school of 640 learners is in a rural area, the school……
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March 20, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
When we planned the itinerary for the #Journey2 road trip, we wanted to visit selected schools in the four provinces in which the Old Mutual Education Flagship Project (OMEFP) is running. Today we're visiting St Marks College (594 pupils) and St Marks Primary (482 youngsters) in Jane Furse, Limpopo where there are 12 schools on the OMEFP programme. But first, a brief recap of what the OMEFP is all about.……
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