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COVID-19: A Map of Social Investors in South Africa

 

 

  • SA social investment fund manager, Tshikululu, has launched a project to map social investor interventions across South Africa to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The effort is to tell the story of how South Africans responded when the country needed them most.
  • Social investors are encouraged to join the initiative by providing their contributions or simply send an email to datamapping@tshikululu.org.za for more information about the project.

SA based social investment fund manager, Tshikululu, has launched a project to map social investor interventions across South Africa to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project aims to create an interconnected image of interventions from a multitude of funders and represent a multi-sector response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The map is now on the website, which already contains R1.6-billion social investments.

Nikki Griffiths, Chief operating officer of Tshikilulu explains the aim of the map. She said,

“We aim to map the interventions of as many role players to show the picture of how social investors are participating in mitigating the effects of COVID-19. Mapping these responses will introduce a level of transparency and let all South Africans know the exact extent of what organisations are doing to help those most in need during this difficult time. We believe it will demonstrate the story of how South Africans responded when the country needed them most.”

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The  Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on South African lives, with an estimated 3 million people losing their jobs between February and April this year, different sectors were prompted to provide assistance and alleviate the pandemic ‘s impact on the most vulnerable.

Such industries include NGOs, social investors, charities, companies, funders, and more. The data gathered and generated by the map would include other industries, organisations, and associations in their decision making and disbursement of funds.

Social investors are encouraged to join the initiative by providing their contributions or simply send an email to datamapping@tshikululu.org.za for more information about the project.

Tshikululu Social Investments is the leading Social Investment Company in South Africa. They have worked with investors for more than 21 years to create positive social impact for today and for future generations.

Tshikulu views social investment as any financial contribution that seeks to drive, allow and quantify social impact through collaboration with clients, development agencies, and other mutual partners, whether by grant-making or impact investing.

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