22 Sep Achievements
What we’ve achieved in just 9 months:
• Over 10 000 activists
• National footprint with structures in all 9 provinces
• The Chief Activist has visited all 9 provinces during his national tour in August, 5000km travelled.
• 110 delivery campaigns
• 16 925 food parcels
• 1 740 000 meals
• 192 609 pieces of fruit
• R5 million spent
Thousands of families fed Safe Schools Campaign:
• Petition with over 200 000 signatories
• Went to the highest court in the land to secure safety of learners
• Opened Safe Schools WhatsApp hotline to report conditions in schools
• On Mandela Day, 18 July 2020, we opened an e-learning centre in Cape Town. The facility is a model for the future of e-learning, equipped with 67 workstations open to students free of charge, with access to online learning and tools for upskilling of young people in a bid to bridge the digital divide. We aim to raise funds to open several more in the future
Empowering women entrepreneurs during Women’s Month
• Launched #Uyakwazi competition to promote, equip and empower female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses in South Africa.
• Female entrepreneurs were asked to submit a two-minute video succinctly pitching their idea or their current business venture, and make the case as to why they have what it takes to build the next big female-run South African company. These were profiled on all our online platforms, giving invaluable exposure to these new ideas
• Winner won R50 000 prize money towards funding their business, as well as a personal mentorship programme with successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and OSA director, Dawn Nathan Jones
Advocating for Direct Elections
• We have introduced a Bill that seeks to allow independents chosen by their communities to be directly elected to Parliament. We are championing this Bill as it seeks to introduce a more direct, accountable model of governance in South Africa.
Food Garden Project
• In collaboration with community members, we’ve planted over 20 sustainable food gardens in several provinces, with a target of 50 by the end of 2020. These gardens aim to create employment while tackling food shortages in rural communities.