Corporate Social Investment
Corporate Social Investment

Our Projects

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We are involved in several projects across the country focusing mainly on education, skills development and sustainable livelihoods.


The Whole School Development programme, a targeted intervention in 18 schools around the country we have 'adopted', aims to improve functionality of schools and education outcomes.

The programme focuses on key areas: learner and teacher intervention; governance and management and social issues.

We also support the schools to improve the learning and teaching of maths, science and technology subjects at secondary school level. Our support is two-fold: teacher development to improve the teaching of the subjects, and learner development by providing additional lessons to improve the pass rate, particularly at matric level.

We have covered much ground in recent years to train technology teachers, mainly from rural areas. Training has been done in most of the provinces.

Over 3 000 educators have already been trained across the country. Projects for learners include the provision of additional maths and science lessons for learners from schools in Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, one of the lowest performing region in maths and science in matric.

Lerome South Village

Lerome South is a small village in the Moses Kotane district of North West Province. A group of flourishing farmers have been farming on a one-hectare farm using their own resources since 2010.

The group called Re Tsoga Pele Vegetable Supply Co-operative, received funding from CSI, into the project at the beginning of 2012. The funding will be used to re-design the farm, develop infrastructure, and provide training and mentorship.

CSI works together with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA) a Section 21 social enterprise to manage the implementation of the project. FTFA implements six programmes – Farmers Eco-Enterprise Development (Feed), Trees for All, Trees for Homes, Bamboo for Africa, Food Gardens, and EduPlant.

A proposal was sent to the IDC with the aim of creating jobs and self-employment opportunities through the promotion of successful organic agricultural practices among small community farmers. This model was developed in conjunction with the Department of Rural Development's Comprehensive Rural Development Programme, which was drawn up to address issues of sustainable livelihoods. FTFA has become a service delivery agent working between small farmers and donors.

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