Old Mutual’s social vision is to invest in South Africa’s economic success by contributing to jobs, education and skills creation to benefit the most vulnerable of our communities and their members.
By investing in the economic success of South Africa, we are investing in our customers’ and potential customer’s economic success. This commitment is underpinned by our fundamental belief that: “What is good for South Africa is good for Old Mutual”.
Old Mutual has been involved in corporate social investment initiatives since 1965. The Old Mutual Foundation was established in 1999 as part of the company’s demutualisation process, with the aim of effectively managing the increasing resources provided for such initiatives.
Knowing what the Old Mutual Foundation does is one thing, but hearing, seeing and feeling it through the sensibilities of the team who visited our projects on a countrywide road trip is another thing entirely.
“I am immensely proud of the upliftment role played by the Old Mutual Foundation and its dedicated team over the years, and deeply inspired by the evidence that caring and sharing continues to be a powerful force in our society.” – Kuseni Dlamini, CEO: Old Mutual Emerging Markets
May 22, 2014
Schools are sites of learning and hope and the Meerhof School, a special-needs school in Hartbeespoort, is no exception. On Friday, 9 May it also became a place of joy when Old Mutual handed over R85 000 towards funding a much-needed revamp of the school’s computer lab.
The support coincides with Old Mutual’s 21st year as sponsor of the famed Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra Marathon, a long-time favourite with…
September 30, 2013
Of South Africa’s 16 million school-going children, 12 million walk to school. Of these, 500 000 walk more than two hours each way, spending four hours getting to and back from school each day. Bicycles are the most effective and economical method of addressing this problem.
On 26 September 2013, the Old Mutual Foundation donated 50 bicycles to the children in the Luphisi community of Mpumalanga, via the Wildlands Conservation Trust…
September 06, 2013
The Old Mutual Legends programme assists Bayede! to expand their exclusive Royal luxury wine collection
On 7 August 2012, seven exclusive new wines were launched at the One&Only in Cape Town by Bayede!, a social Job Creation enterprise supported by the Old Mutual Legends programme.
Through the support of the Old Mutual Foundation and the effective management of the programme by Fetola, the Legends programme has helped to build Bayede! into…
May 23, 2013
This week Old Mutual celebrates its 168th year of business, and to commemorate this special occasion Old Mutual has partnered with Stop Hunger Now to pack 16 800 meals for impoverished communities at its offices in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Stop Hunger Now coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to vulnerable communities throughout South Africa. By partnering with corporate like Old Mutual, employees get involved in packing…
May 02, 2013
Old Mutual South Africa CEO Marshall Rapiya returns to his former high school to pay it forward.
4th March, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape – Marshall Rapiya, CEO of Old Mutual South Africa, today returned to his secondary school, Thembalabantu, to officially hand over a donation made by the Old Mutual Foundation to strengthen the school’s resources and boost its education levels.
“In the spirit of paying it forward, it’s…
May 02, 2013
Close to 700 employees from Old Mutual, Nedbank and Mutual & Federal rolled up their corporate sleeves to build houses for nine families in Orange Farm. This sustained social upliftment initiative marks a significant milestone this year as the group reaches its goal of building 106 houses for 530 underprivileged people in 10 years.
The act of goodwill by the companies which form the Old Mutual Group is in support…