Social Impact

The Kagiso Group is a business with a social purpose – our dividends are destined for the communities we support, not for the pockets of a handful of shareholders.

Initially funded by international donors, Kagiso Trust, one of South Africa’s oldest black-led NGOs, adopted a self-funding model and set up an investment company in the 1990s.

This investment company built a portfolio of media assets capable of delivering sustained profits, which became Kagiso Media Limited (KML). Dividends fund Kagiso Trust’s social projects. To maintain funding for social beneficiaries, Kagiso Trust demands that its investments perform to expectations year after year.

Kagiso Trust Holdings (KTH) has received shareholder support to acquire the 48,9% shares in KML that it did not already own and will now become the sole shareholder of KML. Together, Kagiso Trust and Tiso Foundation, both NGOs, make up the largest shareholder grouping in KTH. This means that from an ownership perspective, there is a significant broad base of beneficiaries that are supported through the wider organisation.

Beyers Naudé Schools Development Programme

Kagiso Trust established the Beyers Naudé Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) in response to the longstanding and deeply rooted challenges that face our national education system. The programme aims to restore a culture of learning and teaching in schools, while developing functional and sustainable relationships between key stakeholders within the school community. The BNSDP has developed a funding model based on the principle of co-funding with Provincial Departments of Education and private sector partners. Read more.

Kagiso Enterprises Rural Private Equity Fund

The Kagiso Enterprises Rural Private Equity Fund (KERPREF) was established in 2002 as a fund management entity to invest grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Read more.

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