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Webinar - South African Solidarity Fund

Description: The South African Solidarity Fund was created as a rapid response vehicle designed to fund impactful initiatives that are augmenting the national health response, contributing to a national humanitarian effort and mobilising South Africans to act to stop the virus and support their compatriots.

Please join the us to learn directly from four leading figures from the Solidarity Fund who will update us on what they are doing to make a difference to South Africans in need, and how we can help.

o  What key issues will the Solidarity Fund work to address?
o  How can the Fund have more effect than individual charities?
o  What has been achieved to date and who ensures effective resource use?
o  How will the Fund unite the country and be truly nationwide?
o  Who is involved on the ground making things happen?
o  Who have been reached and what difference has it made?
o  If I donated £100, what difference would that make? Is it tax deductible in the UK or SA?
o  What is the Fund's next focus and why?

Join us for a discussion with Nomkhita Nqweni, Interim CEO of the South African Solidarity Fund, Adi Enthoven, Deputy-Chairman of the South African Solidarity Fund and Executive Chairman of Yellowwoods, Paul Bondi, Co-Head, South Africa, Rothschild & Sons, and Rick Menell, Chairman of Credit Suisse South Africa.

Nomkhita Nqweni, former Chief Executive of Wealth, Investment Management & Insurance at Barclays Africa and Absa Group Limited, Board Member at South African Bank Note and South African Mint, subsidiaries of the South African Reserve Bank, spent the majority of her career at Alexander Forbes, where she was the Managing Director of Alexander Forbes Financial Services.

Yellowwoods is performing a key role in the logistics and management of the Solidarity Fund and it will be in his role as Deputy Chairman that Dr Adrian Enthoven will be sharing their vision and purpose as a rapid response vehicle to the current crisis, addressing four key pillars of need.

Rick Menell is a 35-year veteran of the mining industry, heading Anglovaal Mining and Teal Exploration & Mining up to 2008 and he previously served as President of the South African Chamber of Mines and many other Chair and Director roles.

Paul Bondi had been in investment banking for 20 years and is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Rothschild & Sons in South Africa. He is also the business convenor of the Public Finance and Monetary Policy Chamber at Nedlac and a Non-Executive Director of the British Chamber of Business in South Africa.

Submit questions in advance to [email protected].

Participation is free, but registration is essential. Once registered you'll be sent the link to the meeting and a password to gain entrance.

The video of the Webinar can be viewed below:




Date:  8:30am to 9:30am, Fri 15th May 2020

Venue:  Zoom





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