Since its inception in 1995, Safika has supported a wide range of organisations and initiatives that strive to positively impact South African communities.

The key focus for Safika’s investment in social responsibility are education, healthcare, the advancement of women, nation building and leadership excellence.

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Safika is a major donor of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust which raised R1 billion to realise Nelson Mandela’s dream of creating a state-of-the-art, specialised paediatric facility to serve the children of Southern Africa.

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is situated in Parktown, Johannesburg. It treated its first patient in June 2017 and has subsequently opened several dedicated units, including radiology, paediatric intensive care, paediatric nephrology and paediatric cardiology.

Safika’s chief executive, Moss Ngoasheng, is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, a member of the hospital’s audit and risk and fundraising committees, and serves on the board of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital’s Non-Profit Company.

The John Taolo Gaetsewe Development Trust

This rural trust receives substantial annual dividends from Safika subsidiary, Tshipi é Ntle. It was established to improve the quality of life of the people of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province.

The District Municipality is made up of three local municipalities and 186 towns and settlements.

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

The South African Council of Churches

Founded in 1968, during one of the darkest periods of South Africa’s history, the South African Council of Churches became one of the most prominent organisations to stand up to the apartheid regime.

Today, the SACC continues to unite South African churches and religious organisations and aims to be the moral compass of South Africa. Safika supports the SACC as it advocates for social and economic justice, national reconciliation, the integrity of the natural environment, eradication of poverty, and contributing towards the empowerment of all those who are spiritually, socially and economically marginalised.

The Chairman’s Trust

Safika’s Chairman’s Trust provides a vehicle for Safika to invest in initiatives that enrich the social fabric of South Africa. To date, the Chairman’s Fund has supported a number of young South Africans with the potential to succeed in business with the opportunity to study at prestigious universities and business schools. It has also supported nation-building initiatives implemented by the South African Council of Churches.

Black Professionals Scholarship Fund

Safika and many of its shareholders and employees support the Black Professionals Scholarship Fund (BPSF) which funds the studies of deserving university students and also provides mentorship to first year students, helping them to manage the transition from high school to university.

Education Africa

Safika is a long-standing supporter of Education Africa, a non-profit organisation that strives to assist disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education.