In 2022, Laurium Capital established The Disa Trust, which is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The purpose of the Trust is to identify public benefit activities with the general aim of advancing transformation initiatives in the interest of, and for the benefit of, its beneficiaries; as well as to carry out these activities in a non-profit manner with philanthropic intent. We aim to prioritise initiatives in support of black females, certain black designated groups (youth, disabilities, rural communities etc) and new entrants (those with rights of ownership in an entity for the first time). The dividends earned by the Trust, together with any Socioeconomic Development (SED) money it raises in the pursuit of its activities, will serve the interests of the chosen beneficiaries. Laurium Capital will use the Trust as the vehicle through which it directs much of its own SED spend.
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 underprivileged 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.