Dec 3, 2019


This Giving Tuesday (3 December 2019) the Shoprite Group hosted 16 different events across South Africa as it reflects on its extensive long-term support of community initiatives.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement aimed at encouraging charitable giving ahead of the festive season.

“Fighting hunger is a major focus for us as Africa’s largest food retailer and that’s why we support almost 100 community food gardens and more than 300 home gardens. If you put all these gardens together they would cover some 2 million square metres.”

- Lunga Schoeman, the Group’s CSI manager


Here is a snapshot of the Group's Giving Tuesday events in partnership with various communities across South Africa and is a testament to the value the retailer places on uplifting the communities it serves:

Avian Park, Western Cape

Blessing Eco Preparatory School, Gauteng

Masakhane Centre, Northern Cape

Giving Tuesday started with song at the Masakhane Centre in Nonzwakazi. Marium Ramncwana founded this centre 15 years ago out of concern for the elderly people in her community. She wanted to provide them with a space where they could socialise and be productive - they cook, garden and sew at the centre. She also gives them a healthy daily meal. Their food garden was struggling, but Checkers stepped in to provide a water tank, pipes and a diesel pump as well as shade netting to protect the plants from the scorching sun.

Star Uplifting Centre, KwaZulu-Natal

The Thoughtful Path, Gauteng

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