The Simama Ranta competition is aimed at identifying and rewarding South African secondary schools that are exemplars and leading the way in entrepreneurship education. The Eskom Foundation believes that one of the best ways to curb underdevelopment in our communities is to teach the youth, at school level, to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career choice. 

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The Old Mutual Foundation is committed to driving transformation through effective socioeconomic development initiatives and the integration of marginalised South Africans into the mainstream economy. Beyond simply providing funding, the Foundation is determined to create positive and sustainable impact.

  • The Foundation funds and provides ongoing support to black-owned businesses that have high potential for job creation.
  • A hybrid funding approach combines grant funding from the Foundation and loan funding from the Masisizane Fund, the Foundation’s primary funding partner in this space.
  • The Foundation and the Fund provide business mentorship and training to all supported businesses.

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The Eskom Development Foundation is mandated with implementing the organisation’s corporate social investment strategy in sectors including enterprise development, education, healthcare and social and community development.

Some of their projects include:

  • The Contractor Academy
  • The Simama Ranta School Entrepreneurship Education Competition
  • Business Investment Competition
  • Small Business Expo

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