Safika has been active in social responsibility initiatives from its inception, aiming to achieve permanent beneficial impacts on communities.

The key focus areas are support for education, health care, women, nation building and leadership excellence.

Safika supports the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Safika’s financial contributions are helping to bring to reality Johannesburg’s new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH).

Safika’s chief executive, Moss Ngoasheng, is a trustee of the hospital, chairman of its financial and construction steering committees. He is also an active fundraiser for the hospital.

NMCH will be a 200-bed specialised paediatric hospital located on the campus of the University of the Witwatersrand. Construction began in April 2014 and it is hoped the hospital will be ready to admit patients in the second quarter of 2016.

Sustainable communities

Through Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, Safika Resources in partnership with the South African Department of Minerals and Energy, created a social and labour plan to help develop the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape.

Among the commitments are:

  • water provision for the community
  • development of local service providers
  • promotion of home ownership for mine employees
  • recruitment and training of local people by mine contractors.

Safika works closely with Ditikeni, a broad-based investment holding company. Ditikeni’s 19 shareholders are non-profit organisations that work with over 200 poor communities nation-wide.

John Taolo Gaetsewe Development Trust

This rural trust works to improve the quality of life of the people of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape.

The Trust has established a successful bursary scheme, constructed community halls, a clinic,  provided learning institutions with scientific equipment, equipped computer centres and upgraded sporting facilities.

Empowerment through education

Education Africa

Established in 1992, Education Africa has been financially supported by Safika since inception. It is a non-profit organisation with a proud track record of creating thriving projects. It strives to uplift the poorest of the poor by helping them to obtain high quality, relevant education to enable them to become competitive in the local job market.

Caddies Education Trust

Safika has contributed to the Caddies Education Trust, an organisation that provides financial assistance to local golf caddies and their children to further their education. The Trust supporting 58 students at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.