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The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF), formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation, was established in 2004 by Shanduka Group and its founder Cyril Ramaphosa.
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A stitch in time saves SMEsClichéd as it may be, the proverb about 'teaching a man to fish' still holds water now more than ever, especially for small business owners. 17 Jun 2021 Read more

Thari Programme spotlights bullying in schools this Child Protection Week30 May to 6 June marks National Child Protection Week in South Africa. The week is commemorated annually to raise awareness of children's rights as articulated in the Constitution of South Africa and the Children's Act No. 38 of 2005. South Africa's Constitution emphasises the importance of children's rights, equality and dignity. Child Protection Week aims to raise awareness about children's rights as outlined in the Children's Act of 2005 and how South Africans can tackle the issues that infringe those rights. The theme for this week is 'Let us all protect children during Covid-19 and beyond'. 4 Jun 2021 Read more

Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic supportMany students are supported in their tertiary studies through bursaries provided by private companies. However, university retention and pass rates in South Africa are low. A recent Top Empowerment masterclass noted that 33% of students enrolled in a four-year degree will drop out. Less than a third of students manage to complete their tertiary education in the minimum allocated time. It is clear that a bursary for tuition, books and accommodation alone isn't enough. 5 May 2021 Read more

Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impactsThe Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact in 2020 on South Africa's schooling system. Schools had to be closed, from the end of March to June, and teaching and learning time was lost. Despite this and other impacts, the matric class of 2020 proved resilient, achieving a 76.2% pass rate. A 5.1% decline from the 2019 results, it was less severe than Adopt-a-School had anticipated. A study it had conducted in 20 high schools in which it works showed deep effects of the pandemic on learning and teaching. The matric performance analysed in 48 of its programme schools showed a decline by 6% from 2019. Still, this is a pass rate of 80%. The quality of the passes in terms of qualification for university entrance also did not drop against 2019's results, remaining consistent at 40%. 16 Apr 2021 Read more

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightAs South Africa closes out a difficult 2020, the struggle of the year is clearly evident with the unemployment rate hitting a record 30.8%, millions of families battling food insecurity and learners who had no access to digital education resources during lockdown facing uncertain results. It's a bleak picture, not made prettier with the second surge of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. 2020 forced the country to see its inequality in plain view. Questions are raised about what individuals, businesses, government and social upliftment organisations can do to get to the heart of the key issues surrounding education and employment, while considering long-term strategies that truly uplift communities. 11 Feb 2021 Read more


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Telephone: +27 11 592 6560
Email: gro.asohpamarliryc@ofni

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Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation House
18 Acacia Road
Chislehurston
Sandton

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Postnet Suite 1027
Private Bag X9
Benmore,
2010