• Our MissionImprove future prospects for the current generation of disadvantaged young South Africans
  • Our MissionIncubate and support a portfolio of strategic social enterprises to drive systemic change and social innovation

Our mission

Improve future prospects for the current generation of disadvantaged young South Africans

 

Incubate and support a portfolio of strategic social enterprises to drive systemic change and social innovation

 

Catalyse collaborative partnerships with public, private and social partners for large scale and enduring change

Our three targeted impacts

Early childhood development

Improved access to quality early childhood development for pre-schoolers

Education

Improved learning outcomes and enhanced performance of public schools

Youth economic inclusion

Reduced barriers between work seekers and employers

Our social enterprise partners

Kago Ya Bana

Large-scale partnerships with local government to enable increased access to quality early childhood development.

SmartStart

Social franchise for massifying access to recognisable quality early learning.

Programme to Improve Learner Outcomes (PILO)

Stakeholder-led campaign with 1 200 schools in KwaZulu-Natal that equips districts and school leaders to support teachers to improve curriculum coverage and schooling outcomes.

FUEL

FUEL

Performance improvement programme using a monitoring, reporting and responding methodology applied to the national schools nutrition programme.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Labour market initiative to prepare young, unemployed work seekers for the world of work and match them into real long-term jobs.

Who we are

Our investments are held and managed through a wholly-owned subsidiary: Yellowwoods Trust Investments which has holdings in leading insurance businesses - Hollard Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and Clientele Ltd


HollardClientale

Independent board of trustees


Mfundiso Johnson Ntabankulu ("JJ") Njeke

Has served on the boards of numerous multi-national organisations during an almost 30 year career. He is currently the Chairman of MMI Holdings Limited, Adcorp Holdings Limited and Resilient Property Income Fund. He is a Director of MTN Group and Sasol Limited. Mr. Njeke is a chartered accountant. He earned his B.Com degree from the University of Fort Hare and a B.Compt (Hons) from Unisa.


Safiyya Patel

Partner and head of the corporate practice at law firm, Webber Wentzel. She has 14 years of experience as a mergers and acquisition and commercial law attorney. Safiyya has gained specialised expertise in Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment compliance. She holds a BProc and LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.


Nicola Galombik

Executive director of investment holding company, Yellowwoods. Previous experience includes managing director of Converse, a management consulting business focused on largescale organisational change and leadership development in the public sector, parastatals and the private sector. Nicola has also held senior executive positions in television broadcasting, policy and regulation and in education.


Tandi Nzimande

CFO of WDB Investment Holdings. Her directorships include FirstRand Limited, Maemo Motors and Masana Petroleum Solutions where she also chairs the audit and risk committee. Tandi completed her BCom degree at the University of Cape Town, and received her B.Compt from UNISA whilst doing her articles at KPMG, where she qualified as a chartered accountant on completion of her articles.