One of the significant shareholders of Laurium Capital is the Disa Trust, a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO),which recognises the obligation and imperative to act in a way that enhances and empowers communities, and to make a positive impact within South Africa and its economy. The purpose of the Disa Trust then is to:
1. Identify public benefit activities which focus on transformation initiatives in the interest of, and for the benefit of, its beneficiaries, most of whom support the empowerment of Black Female groups; and
2. Carry out its activities in anon-profit manner with an altruistic or philanthropic intent.
Furthermore, the activities of the Disa Trust include the provision of assistance, financial or otherwise, directed toward Education, Sport, Environment and Healthcare related initiatives.
Dividends earned by the Trust, and any Socioeconomic Development (SED) money it raises in the pursuit of its activities, will serve the interests of the Trust’s beneficiaries. As a means of supporting these initiatives, Laurium Capital directs much of its own SED spend to the Disa Trust.
As a company that embraces corporate social responsibility, we place careful consideration as to how to invest in socially responsible projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of under privileged communities.
Our corporate responsibility program focuses mostly on education and development, while our sponsorships promote sports such as paddling, cycling, surfing and squash. One of the more notable and, to us,important ways to contribute is through giving of our time and skills-based volunteering in communities.
Laurium Capital’s business strategy is founded upon engagement with our people, clients and communities to help them achieve their goals and potential.
Laurium Capital commits to regularly reviewing our CSI partners to ensure we are able to continue to meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic transformation of South Africa.
We are very proud to be part of the Yes4Youth programme.
Yes4Youth is a collaborative effort between business, labour and government, that aims to address South Africa’s youth unemployment by providing job opportunities and work experiences in work facilities.
YES is a business-led collaboration that seeks out ground breaking ways, through innovation and technological best practice, to reignite the economy and give youth a dignified first chance. The YES 12-month quality work experience equips unemployed youth with a toolkit to be a beacon of hope for their families and households. The CV and reference letter they get at the end of their 12-months gives them a 3x greater chance of an interview call-back.
Laurium Capital started in 2022 with full financial support of 21 Yes candidates with absorption targets met and then another 34 more candidates for 2023.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa – 9Miles Project
Laureus Sport for Good uses sport to transform lives, The 9Miles project empowers vulnerable youth through surfing, giving them a safe space to learn, laugh and thrive. They provide hot meals, mentorship, computer literacy training, art and music therapy, supplementary academic support and core life skills for the children from the underprivileged community of Strandfontein.
Qhubeka is a global charity that moves people forward with bicycles in Africa. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs. A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, to generate income and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level.