South Africa's leading social investment
fund manager and advisor
22 years' experience in designing and implimenting high-impact social investment solutions
To achieve impact, a social investor needs to understand the context in which they are investing and be clear on the strategy that will enable change.
Social investment is only successful if it is based on a foundation of good governance, which promotes transparency and compliance.
The effective management and disbursement of social investment funds is critical to achieving impact.
The measurement of impact is central to enforcing accountability and plays an important role in tracking progress of investments and interventions against a set target.
Meet some of the key players on the Tshikululu team as they unpack what Tshikululu is all about, our values, and why we do what we do.
Tshikululu is South Africa’s leading social investment fund manager and advisor, working alongside investors and other development partners to achieve sustainable social impact.
We define social investment as any financial commitment – from grant making to impact investing – that seeks to drive and measure social impact.
Our service offering is holistic and unique, offering end-to-end fund management and advisory services underpinned by a deep and hands-on understanding of the complexities of development and social investment.
As agents of social change, we partner with our many clients throughout South Africa to realise their social investment goals. Over the past two decades we have operated in every province in the country, covering urban and rural areas, and collaborated with social investors in various sectors including mining, financial services, renewable energy, property development, banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics.
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Decoding methods for effective social impact measurement
With the increasing global and local focus on ESG, corporates are under immerse pressure to be transparent around the sustainability of their operations, impacts on the environment, how they address the social issues in their context as well the governance thereof. This article draws on Tshikululu’s experience and expertise built over the past 24 years […]
Pathways into the economy for Africa’s youth
Investing in the employability of young people remains a powerful lever for creating pathways into the economy and should be viewed as critical to ESG agendas. An estimated 1.8 billion youth worldwide will not have the skills or qualifications required to participate in the workforce by 2030. As the workplace changes due to the Fourth […]
Considering livelihood opportunities in the Green Economy
by Graeme Wilkinson, Senior Social Investment Specialist, Tshikululu Social Investments NPC The global climate, is undeniably becoming more volatile, posing increasing threats to lives and livelihoods across the globe. Humanity’s culpability in the causes of this volatility is now generally accepted: by emitting carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (amongst many other pollutants) at an exponentially […]
BURSARY INITIATIVES: PATHWAYS INTO THE ECONOMY
A holistic bursary initiative is critical to turning around youth unemployment and promoting South African youth’s contribution to the economy. Shamiso Chideme, Social Investment Specialist at Tshikululu Social Investments, unpacks how social investors can contribute to effective bursary management by identifying key focus areas in bursary initiatives. The term ‘holistic’ when it comes to bursary […]