Social Development

AEEI/Health System Technologies (HST) Annual Golf Day

HST launched this event in 2004, and to date has raised more than R800 000. Public hospitals in the Western Cape, such as Groote Schuur (paediatric ward), GF Jooste, Brooklyn Chest Hospital, Mowbray Maternity, Somerset Hospital, Victoria Hospital, DP Marais SANTA Hospital, West Fleur Hospital, Helderberg Hospital, Prince Albert Hospital and Clanwilliam Hospital have all been recipients of the generous proceeds raised at this golf day, which is now a firmly established annual event.

Victoria Hospital used their funds to build and sustain a palliative care unit. Palliative care concentrates on the improvement of quality of life for those unfortunate people with debilitation or terminal illnesses. With more pressing priorities in the public healthcare system, patients are typically left with little or no palliative care.

The DP Marais SANTA Hospital, one of the few facilities that cater for TB patients in the Western Cape, has also been a beneficiary.

The proceeds of this year’s Golf Day went to the Caledon Hospital. They used the funds to extend the capacity of one of their units.

Women in Praise

The Sekunjalo Development Foundation supports the Kraaifontein Centre for Abused Women and Children through the Women’s Month calendar where a concert was scheduled with a major artist, as well as up-and-coming and semi-established artists. All proceeds from the concert went to the Kraaifontein Centre for Abused Women and Children.

Things on Wheels

Things on Wheels supports the schools in the communities in the Western Cape through their mobile feeding scheme by providing children in impoverished areas access to a meal or sandwich on a daily basis. The Sekunjalo Development Foundation assisted with funding for this project.

The Sunflower Fund

The Sunflower Fund was formed in 1999 in support of the South African Bone Marrow Register and was inspired by Chris Corlett and Darren Serebro’s heroic struggle against leukaemia. It was formed by parents whose children had contracted leukaemia and in some cases had lost their battle against it.
The Sunflower Fund aims to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those needing a transplant when suffering from life-threatening blood disorders. It strives to maintain the associated donor records of the South African Bone Marrow Registry.

The Amy Biehl Foundation

The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation that offers programmes to develop and empower youth living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape. The programmes place a focus on the creative side of the child’s brain, and supplement the shortcomings of the educational system in the townships of South Africa.

Reaching over 2 000 youth every day, the programmes are having a very positive effect on the youth as well as the communities in which they live. They provide educational and cultural activities that offer students healthy alternatives to all the negative influences within their society, unlock their creative talent and create future emotionally well-rounded individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa.

The Foundation currently operates five after-school care centres including Nyanga, Gugulethu, Manenberg and Crossroads, each hosting over 300 students per day.

The Street Store

Founded in January 2014, The Street Store was created for the homeless by Max Pazak and Kayli Levitan with the support of M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town.

Employees in the Group are active participants and started their own street store, collecting blankets, clothes and non-perishable food items for the homeless.

Direct support for NGOs and community groupings

The Group acknowledges its responsibility to the social upliftment of the communities within which it operates. Through the continuation and expansion of its social responsibility programmes, The Sekunjalo Development Foundation provides donations or other support to various individuals, NGOs, community projects and education causes. The Group has committed itself to contributing to the alleviation of hunger, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, crime and all those ills that negatively affect the moral fibre of South African society.