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Three tips to make micro-volunteering easier

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu said. His words emphasise that good deeds – no matter how small they may seem – can combine to create a powerful wave of positive change. Now there’s even a name for it: micro-volunteering.

The power of corporate communities can change the world

On Monday 11 October, the world recognised International Day of the Girl Child commemorating the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), and launching 5-year commitments from civil society leaders, governments, corporations and change makers from around the world for bold gender equality impacts.

Mentoring the next generation for a GBV-free future

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women begins 16 Days of Activism, a time of year where the world must reflect on the egregious levels of violence endured by women. Although we must aid the victims of abuse, it is also a time to deeply consider ways of fixing the problem and do so at a grassroots level.

Give a little, get a lot: Volunteering as a mental health panacea

Have you ever commended someone who regularly volunteers for charitable causes, only to be met with a suspiciously humble response such as, “Oh no, I get far more out of it than the cause I support!” The implication is that their actions – while perceived by others as selfless – are, in fact, self-motivated.

Spinach and skills-based volunteerism - what a leafy green veg can teach us about the power of the collective

Pivot. Adapt. Agility. Arguably this past year’s three most overused buzzwords - and, if the countless pandemic-era think pieces are to be believed, the key to flourishing in the ‘new normal’ (another COVID catchphrase.) Yet the truth is, we’re dizzy from all this pivoting.

Fighting hunger the Lesedi way

Momentum Metropolitan CSI Manager Charlene Lackay outlines the importance of giving back as individuals and how corporates like Momentum Metropolitan empower their employees to make it happen. In the initial stages of the lockdown in April 2020, 28% of South Africans were going to bed hungry.

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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Financial wellness starts with financial literacy

The group focuses part of its corporate social investment on promoting knowledge and skills that enable individuals to make informed financial decisions, thereby empowering them to effectively plan their futures.

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Growing our young people. Growing our future.

The Foundation has committed itself to staving off this wave of unemployment by supporting education initiatives, including consumer financial education, across the country.

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Committed to the lifetime financial wellness of South Africans

Poor education has left a wave of young people largely unemployable and economically destitute. The foundation has committed itself to starving off this wave by supporting education initiatives.

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