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Taking Responsibility

Power of Education

Value of Partnership

Mutual Respect


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Who we are

Groep 91 Uitvoer (Pty) Ltd is a family-owned citrus producer, while Kaross is a designer and producer of world class hand embroidered textiles in the Letsitele region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

When the Foundation began


In fulfilling a long term objective of both Groep 91 Uitvoer and Kaross, we have established the Kaross Foundation in 2017 as a Non Profit Company responsible for the comprehensive management of social development projects related to our businesses and its community.


What do we believe


We believe that we have a responsibility to be active citizens who play our part in creating a sustainable social and economic future for ourselves and our employees.
We believe in the power of education as a key enabler of both social and economic success.
We believe in the value of partnerships and in investing in relationships that are based on mutual respect.


What is our objective


The main objective of the Kaross Foundation will be to identify, fund and implement projects that will result in a sustainable improvement in the quality of life of both Kaross and Groep 91 Uitvoer’s employees and their communities.


Board Members


Jan-Louis Pretorius - Director of Groep 91 Uitvoer (Pty) Ltd
Janine Pretorius - Director of Karosswerkers (Pty) Ltd
Obert Machimana - Independent: Principal of Mawhawha Secondary School
Yasmeen Moosa - Independent: Attorney


Implementation


Beyond their fiduciary duties and governance responsibilities as outlined in the Companies Act, the Board of Directors are responsible for determining the strategic direction of the Foundation’s focus, the evaluation of new project applications and the oversight and review of current and/or completed projects


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  • New project applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:
    Alignment to Foundation’s strategic objectives.
    Nature and number of beneficiaries.
    Likelihood of successful implementation and goal achievement.
    Affordability and other financial considerations.
    Sustainability Factor

 


Management


Lidell Botha - General manager.

Employee Sub-Committee: A dedicated employee sub-committee of 8(?) members assists with the identification and implementation of social development projects that directly impact the employees of Groep 91 and Kaross. This committee serves as a valuable extension of the Foundation’s management capacity.

Community of Practice (COP): Consisting of the members of 6 partnerships established between business leaders and school principals involved in the Partners for Possibility (PfP) programme, the Community of Practice or COP serves as a working group which is focused on sustainably improving the quality of the education system in our community. As with the Employee Sub-Committee, the COP is also an extension of the Foundation’s management capacity.

Funders


The Albert Heijn Foundation
The Waitrose Foundation
Groep 91 Uitvoer (Pty) Ltd
Karosswerkers (Pty) Ltd


Conclusion


The Kaross Foundation and all its partners are proud of both its achievements and future ambitions towards creating a better South Africa for all its people. As active citizens, we acknowledge our responsibility and pledge our commitment towards conducting our business in such a way that it exudes passion, kindness, integrity and professionalism.

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