This project funded by the Green Trust, SPAR and DG Murray Trust. This project sets out to improve the potential for good nutrition in communities neighbouring the demonstration sites established by eThekwini Municipality in their agroecological hubs programme. This focuses on increasing access and consumption of healthy, nutritious food for women and adolescent girls (to lay a strong foundation for healthy and productive society).
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust, founded in 1990 by Nedbank and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA), funds innovative projects to help solve some of the greatest societal and environmental challenges in South Africa. True to our motto, ‘igniting new ways for people and nature to thrive’, we have, over the years, sought new paths, points of connection and solutions to ensure that people prosper. Our passion is for people and nature to coexist in harmony for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all. The trust is funded through the Nedbank Green Affinity Programme, which has so far helped raise more than R300 million to support over 200 diverse environmental projects throughout South Africa.
With hundreds of stores and millions of transactions happening every day, there is no doubt that, as a company, SPAR has a great effect on the environment around us. Every day, SPAR is inspired to make better choices and find solutions that improve the way they operate. As a company, SPAR strives to create an environment where all areas of their business operate in a sustainable manner. Together with key partners, we find solutions and new ways of improving the way we operate – ensuring sustainability principles are carried out wherever possible. SPAR also facilitates programmes that help schools and less fortunate communities to live and work in a more sustainable fashion – with the aim of creating a brighter future.
DGMT sees itself as a strategic investor and public innovator, rather than a grant-maker. DGMT is a public innovator committed to developing South Africa’s potential through strategic investment. Their goal for South Africa is a flourishing people, economy and society.