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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 10, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Despite the fact it's a beautiful morning, Jo'burg central is chaotic. There're taxis, buses, sirens wailing and people streaming to work. We're trying to find the Maharishi Institute amongst the old inner-city high rises, and instead we're ducking the traffic, the one-way streets and the Rea Vaja public bus lanes. Eventually we locate our building, only to discover that the lift seems to be broken this morning and we have to……
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March 8, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Anele Peti, born in Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, has the typical profile of an entrepreneur. A couple of businesses behind him, a bright, restless mind always sizing up opportunities, and not much interest in academic theory. Nope, he's a do-er. Incapeace business owner Anele Peti, "I've done a lot of jobs, but I've never done modelling." The reason we've driven to Libode outside Mthatha, dodging goats, taxis and roadworks,……
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March 7, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Today we're visiting Richard Varha Secondary School, one of the top performing schools of 104 schools in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape. Before I even speak of our school visit, it's important to know that in 2013 Old Mutual spearheaded a multi-partner, national education initiative to invest R350 million over seven years, into under-resourced schools in key provinces. The overarching goal of the Old Mutual Education Flagship Project (OMEFP) is to increase the number……
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March 6, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
"There isn't enough darkness in the universe to extinguish the light of one small candle." This is the motto of the Grahamstown Hospice, a non-profit organization started in 1984 to provide palliative care to people approaching the end of their lives and supportive care for people with incurable illness. The focus of the organisation is on independence, comfort and quality of life for the patient and the direct family. Mama Nondumiso……
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March 4, 2016   |  Social Responsibility
Graaff Reinet is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and is situated in the Camdeboo district in the Eastern Cape. For many young women arriving here, it is a road to hope. Our project visit to the SA College of Tourism actually started yesterday with a flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. After sorting out our rental car, we head away from the coast into the hinterland travelling……
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