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Why financial literacy should be a human right

We know, as humans, that we are born with and entitled to certain rights. As South Africans, the Bill of Rights protects these: including the right to equality, human dignity, life, freedom and security, healthcare, food and water, privacy, freedom of religion, belief, opinion and expression, and education, among others.

Employees contribute more in a challenging 2020 to help SA’s youth through education

1 February 2021: Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is handing over a total of R260 000 raised through staff payroll contributions in 2020 to two non-profit organisation (NPO) partner beneficiaries aimed at helping South Africa’s youth through education: R160 000 to the Limpopo Maths & Science Academy and R100 000 to Youth Potential South Africa in the Eastern Cape.

Statement on the sudden death of professor Gita Ramjee

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, formerly known as the MMI Foundation, is deeply saddened and shocked at the sudden and untimely passing of HIV scientist and researcher Professor Gita Ramjee in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal on 31 March 2020.

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Why financial literacy should be a human right

We know, as humans, that we are born with and entitled to certain rights.

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Employees contribute more in a challenging 2020 to help SA’s youth through education

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is handing over a total of R260 000 raised through staff payroll contributions in 2020.

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Statement on the sudden death of professor Gita Ramjee

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, formerly known as the MMI Foundation, is deeply saddened and shocked at the sudden and untimely passing of HIV scientist and researcher Professor Gita Ramjee in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal on 31 March 2020.

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Keeping up the momentum of support during Covid-19

31 March 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across South Africa rapidly, and the government has acted just as swiftly to try and curb its spread, closing schools from 18 March and putting the country on lock down for 21 days from 27 March. It has also put a variety of measures in place to help support and mitigate the impact of the virus on South African individuals and businesses during this uncertain time.

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Momentum Metropolitan Empowers SA Youth to Enhance Youth Employability

In response to a defined and definite national need, Momentum Metropolitan in 2018 sharpened its CSI focus to wholly concentrate on finding workable and sustainable solutions to place young people into gainful jobs. Driven by the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, the company to date has placed 927 young people into employment. Training for a further 840 candidates is in the pipeline.

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Partnering to improve youth employability in South Africa

Being a young South African right now isn’t easy: youth unemployment is at its highest ever at 58.2%, and more than 30% of people between 15 and 24 and 46% between 25 and 34 are not in any form of employment, education or training.

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The heart of giving: minding the gender gap in CSI

Women have made massive strides in the workplace in recent years, indicating an ability and aptitude to climb the ladder and become highly effective business leaders. But more than just proving to be a force to be reckoned with at the boardroom table, women have shown that they lead with heart – consistently proving to give, donate and volunteer more.

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How to support youth development: A holistic approach

Youth empowerment is a critical problem and getting our young people in decent and sustainable jobs is fundamental to our success as a country.

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Rethinking engagement

Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address reignited the hope that it was still possible to build an inclusive society using our collective talents and resources.

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Value of learning from peers when helping others

One of most important changes we made was to pull together portfolio managers of the various brands and becoming a learning-orientated team, pulling on one another’s resources and evolving expertise.

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