Old Mutual | Do Great Things
  • About usThe Old Mutual Foundation is one of the corporate social investment pillars of Old Mutual, and has the mandate to invest in socio-economic development initiatives
  • Enterprise DevelopmentThis portfolio generally focuses on the development of SMEs in agriculture, manufacturing and environmental sectors.
  • Skills Capacity DevelopmentThis portfolio aims to support accredited skills training programmes for unemployed people that lead to permanent job placement.
  • EducationOur focus on developing maths and science provides school learners with an opportunity to access tertiary studies.
  • Staff VolunteerismOur staff are the visible heart and hands of Old Mutual in the communities. We support our staff volunteers and provide financial aid to organisations at which they volunteer.
  • Vulnerable CommunitiesA responsible society must protect and provide for vulnerable children, those with disabilities and the empowerment of women.

Old Mutual Foundation

Empowering people, cultivating communities, building a nation

At the Old Mutual Foundation we believe in transforming hardship into hope, obstacles into opportunities and tribulation into triumph.

It’s not just about providing funding. We’re committed to creating the kind of change that has a positive, sustainable impact across South Africa – empowering people and communities through skills development, education, socio-economic transformation and job creation.

While we’re committed to enhancing the lives of all South Africans, our main focus is currently on rural communities, where financial support and transformation is most needed. By strategically investing in individuals and organisations across these communities, we begin to strengthen the very foundation of our society, helping to build brighter futures and – ultimately empowering our nation to do great things.

Since the Old Mutual Foundation was established in 1999, we’ve been continually inspired and amazed by the resilience and power of the human spirit and its ability to triumph in the face of adversity. This is what compels us to continue reaching out to those in need across our country.

Over the last two decades, corporate social investment in South Africa has aligned itself with global practices. As a Foundation, we’ve learned invaluable lessons about CSI, the most important of which is the fundamental need to develop strategic social investment projects across key areas.

Our five key focus areas are: Enterprise Development, Education, Skills Capacity Building, Support for Vulnerable Members of our Community and Staff Volunteerism. By integrating these CSI activities into the very core of our business, we can measure and improve their effectiveness.

This website is designed to showcase the inspiring work of five local initiatives, each representing one of our five key areas of focus; organisations that are committed to actively empowering and positively transforming the lives of people and communities in need.

The Old Mutual Foundation celebrates the rich diversity of our nation and commends the countless individuals and organisations that remain steadfastly committed to breaking the cycle of marginalisation and poverty across South Africa.

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” Nelson Mandela


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March 18, 2016 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,…
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March 17, 2016 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…
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March 15, 2016 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…
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March 14, 2016 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…
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March 13, 2016 If there was the equivalent of a "Man of the Match" award for people we've met on our #Journey2 road trip so far, then Georgia, Mark and I all agree that Solly Motingoe would be our man. Horse whisperer and community builder, Highveld Horse Care Unit Inspector Solly Motingoe. Solly is an qualified inspector for the Highveld…
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