Eskom raises R63 million for CSI


JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Eskom Development Foundation has committed more than R63 million in the last six months to fund developmental projects in South Africa.

The funds have been allocated under the power company’s corporate social investment (CSI).

Some 49 867 beneficiaries have received assistance in the six months up to 30 September.

The Foundation has a number of flagship and national programmes that address specific developmental needs, which include enterprise development in the economic sector and education, healthcare, energy and the environment, rural school infrastructure development and welfare in the
social sector.

Some examples include providing support to small and medium businesses through the Eskom Business Investment Competition for registered, black-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which includes the Eskom Simama Ranta Entrepreneurship Education Competition.

Also in support of small and medium businesses is the Business Entrepreneurship and Franchise Expo, the Eskom Contractor Academy and Incubator support.

In relation to education programmes, the Foundation is also involved in upgrading rural schools, school support programme that focuses on mathematics, science and computer literacy, energy and sustainability school outreach programme as well as mobile bus health clinics for rural

– CAJ News

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