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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 18, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Today I am reminded of a disturbing quote by author Arundhati Roy, "There's really no such thing as 'the voiceless'. There're only the deliberately silenced or preferably unheard." Our #Journey2 road trip team is travelling to Allemansdrift, Mpumalanga with Shonaquip seating specialist Ruth Stubbs and occupational therapist Shavaughn Brooks. Shonaquip specialise in assistive seating and mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and buggies. A 'buggie' is a custom-designed wheelchair for children with……
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March 17, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
The current drought in South Africa has severely affected several communities in the North West, Free State and Limpopo provinces, which are dependent on deliveries of donated water as a result.  Old Mutual has partnered with Operation Hydrate, a volunteer organisation founded in answer to the dire need for water in these regions, and TruckSA, to assist in collecting and distributing water donations. Public response to date has been overwhelming, with over 12……
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March 15, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
POPUP (People Upliftment Programme) is a faith-based organization originally started in 2000, as a shelter for the homeless. However, the organisation soon realised that although this met an immediate need, it would also keep people dependent, so various programmes were introduced to offer a lasting way out of dependency. Today, POPUP offers an extensive range of social services, amongst which there are nine accredited skills training programmes built on a foundation of holistic……
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March 14, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
On this trip I've discovered each project has it's own special kind of magic, it's the energy which makes the project beat. With some projects it's not immediately evident and you have to scratch around for it, but with projects like Employment Solutions in Pretoria, it strikes you immediately as you walk in through the front doors. Employment Solutions forklift driver, James Pahahla (24), with his colleagues in the steel……
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March 13, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
There are two things one needs to understand while working with hydraulic systems. The first is that friction increases temperature which causes the second, an increase in pressure. And these are both potentially dangerous if something goes wrong. Sparrow FET College 2016 students (in blue) and past graduates now working in permanent jobs (in red). Hydraulic hoses are a part of everyday mining operations, and damage to the heavy duty hoses……
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