During 2012 Strate contributed R780 000 to various initiatives as part of its Socio-Economic Development.


We embrace giving back to the community. Even during tough economic times, our philosophy is to be generous in order to play our part in improving the South Africa economy,” says Lulama Gumede, Strate’s Head of Human Resources and Transformation.


In line with Strate’s Socio-Economic Development policy, the company spends 1% of Net Profit After Tax to identified charity organisations.


These include:

  • The JSE Liberty Life Challenge;
  • Sekolo sa Borokgo school;
  • Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation;
  • The Strate Siyakhula programme; as well as
  • Various other initiatives.

Strate Limited passionately changing lives

Strate encourages its employees to get involved in Socio- Economic Development initiatives and they regularly participate in community out-reach programmes. Strate also has a programme in place where employees can nominate a worthy cause within their communities to receive support from the company,” adds Gumede.

During the year, Strate’s staff nominated a number of worthy causes, including two children in need:


The family of a four-year-old girl, who was recently diagnosed with brainstem Glioma – a rare and aggressive cancerous tumour. They urgently needed to raise money so that she can receive life-saving treatment in the United States.


A 10-year-old girl suffering from Cerebral Palsy, who was urgently in need of a walker to enable her to attend school.

At Strate, it is in our DNA to proudly live beyond a bottomline approach, passionately giving back to society with initiatives that have changed lives over the years,” concludes Gumede.



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