Corporate social investment

Corporate social investment

Creating partnerships to build resilient communities

Santam’s CSI strategy, Creating Partnerships to Build Resilient Communities, focuses on supporting community-led disaster prevention and management. By reducing chronic disaster vulnerability and minimising the catastrophic impacts of disasters, Santam aims to create empowered, self-reliant communities and a stable and resilient society.

A key focus of Santam’s CSI strategy is on training and awareness programmes, and a key priority in each of the initiatives Santam supports is an inclusive, multi-stakeholder, community-driven process.

 

Santam’s CSI strategy 

To achieve this objective, all disaster risk reduction planning and projects are designed around the needs and priorities of communities, often as outlined in their integrated development plans.

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Staff Volunteerism

The Santam Staff Volunteerism programme was initiated in 2009 as a way of encouraging Santam employees to become more involved in their communities. The programme allows employees to make direct voluntary contributions to projects and causes they care about, through both monetary and non-monetary means. This helps our employees to feel they are contributing to communities they care about, and it aligns with Santam’s corporate social investment vision of contributing towards real, meaningful and sustainable community development in South Africa.

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Santam Child Art

Art is a highly valuable, but often neglected, aspect of human development. While Arts and Culture is a part of the formal curriculum for primary school age children in South Africa, in many schools in disadvantaged areas the subject is not offered, or is heavily under-resourced. In fact, research has shown that most Arts and Culture educators in these areas have not received formal training in the subject.

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Consumer financial education (CFE)

Santam also contribute to SAIA related projects. SAIA, through its members, have pooled resources together to offer Consumer Education. The main objective of the education is to contribute towards the improvement of financial literacy skills and insurance product awareness, with a view to improve financial literacy and inclusion in South Africa. Financial Consumer Education continues to be play a critical role in the upliftment of communities, particularly in the low income market. The SAIA and its members recognise that an informed community makes better informed financial choices, thus positively contributing to the economic welfare of the society and allowing consumers to better being able to appropriately use insurance products. For more information about SAIA funded projects see: http://www.saia.co.za/

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Contact us for information, or to get involved

Tersia Mdunge

CSI Manager
E-mail: csi@santam.co.za

Cherie Josephs

CSI Coordinator
E-mail: csi@santam.co.za

Anelisa Plandeyishi

Administrator: CFE & Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
E-mail: csi@santam.co.za


Submit your project proposal

We recommend that you submit your request for funding at least four months prior to the anticipated project starting date. Submit your project proposal in either hard copy or electronic format as follow:

Electronic

csi@santam.co.za

Hard copy

Corporate Social Investment Department
P.O BOX 3881
Tyger Valley
7536