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Sustainability is about ensuring financial prosperity and stability for our investors and staff, integrating social and environmental responsibility for our local communities and the countries in which we operate, and remaining relevant and accessible to our clients
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Nedbank Group strategy focuses on prevention among the uninfected and positive living for those who are infected. Prevention involves largely educational work, while the positive-living programme aims to extend life expectancy and the quality of life of those living with the virus.

The group is also committed to helping children left vulnerable by the pandemic, as well as those living with the disease, and employees are encouraged to become personally involved in HIV/Aids projects.

Nedbank has become involved with the Department of Housing and Social Development in a bid to establish 75 home-based care facilities to help HIV/Aids orphans. The group has undertaken to provide the Department of Housing with a number of properties in possession at nominal cost. A non-government organisation, Project Preparation Trust, oversees the project and ensures that the children’s homes comply with requirements.

The group is also involved in the fight against HIV/Aids through donations to organisations such as Johannesburg Child Welfare Society, Lerato Love Home, Cotlands Baby Sanctuary, Jan Hofmeyr Emdeni Children’s Home, Hospice in Soweto, McCord Hospital and Sparrow Ministries.

The Nedbank Foundation is particularly proud to be the sole corporate sponsor of the KwaMashu-based eThembeni Home, under the auspices of the Ramakrisma Centre that takes care of terminally ill women and children suffering from HIV/Aids.

Nedbank/Sun City’s housing project –Mabele-a-Podi Village

As part of our ongoing corporate social investment projects, the Nedbank Foundation has partnered with Sun City to fund the building of five houses in the Mabele-a-Podi Village near Sun City for people affected by HIV/Aids – mainly those orphaned as a result of the disease.