Article by Satrix Investments

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.


Did you know that in 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared that Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18th July, would be known as Nelson Mandela International Day. Madiba called on people across the globe to honour him by helping their communities. Read more here.  

At Satrix, our teams in Johannesburg and Cape Town have spent some time out of the office recently, in the spirit of Mandela Day 2022.


Cape Town 
Our team in Cape Town has been involved in an initiative aimed at contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #2 of achieving zero hunger by the year 2030. This initiative is at a local school in Durbanville. 

As part of this project, the team has helped with preparing the soil for planting of a vegetable garden and planted seedlings. They have visited again to water vegetables, plant tomatoes and plan to volunteer regularly as this is an ongoing project with plans for construction of a greenhouse tunnel and garden maintenance.

Read more about UN Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero hunger here.



The Human Sciences Resource Council reports that the estimated national homeless population is between 100,000 and 200,000, when considering homeless people living in rural areas. With UN SDG Goal #1 of achieving no poverty in mind, the Johannesburg team recently visited the largest City of Johannesburg overnight shelters for the homeless at 3 Kotze Street, Hillbrow. 

This 350-bed overnight shelter is not funded and caters primarily for economically active street-dwellers. In 2020 this shelter was selected to temporarily house homeless people during the national Covid-19 lockdown. The team was proud to be able to donate 25 blankets and was given a guided tour by Kebonye Senna, Subunit Head for Displaced Persons (Health and Social Development portfolio) who explained the incredible work the team is doing at 3 Kotze Street through their various programmes aimed at empowering the homeless that rely on the shelter.

Read more about UN Sustainable Development Goal #1: No poverty here.

Satrix is proud to be able to make our contribution this Mandela Day because every small action can make an impact and help make the world a better place. We plan to do more activities like this, so that we continue to do what we can to contribute in the spirit of Mandela Day!


POSTED : 18 JULY 2022

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