ABOUT THE SkX FOUNDATION
The SkX Foundation is a Non Profit Company (NPC) that was founded with the primary objective of assisting the youth of South Africa in addressing some of the gaps that stand in the way of achieving their dreams and ambitions due to being underprivileged in one or more areas of their lives.
The SkX charity foundation was formed by the Executive Chairman of SkX Protiviti; Mr. Abel Dlamini after having encountered various challenges that affect the youth in our society and some of the staff members employed at SkX Protiviti. The Executive Chairman then set out on a journey to formulate means through which there would be a form of outreach and a helping hand; leading to the formation of this charity foundation.
As SkX, we do this charitable efforts to impact and improve on the living and learning standards of the scholars from impoverished families, listed below are some of the initiatives we embark on.
To date and mainly through the support borne out of the annual SkX Golf Tournament, We have adopted Alexandra High School situated in Alexandra township in Gauteng with five beneficiaries and Adams College in KZN, kwaMakhutha also with five beneficiaries. Lastly KwaHluzingqondo High School in KZN, in uMkomaas with ten beneficiaries.
After realising that the mathematics pass rate from rural schools is very low;
SkX committed itself by employing three full time mathematics and accounting tutors, who were previously unemployed graduates from the surrounding villages, to assist learners with math and accounting extra classes.
This initiative is benefiting all learners across the school and is assisting learners to obtain better pass rates. Through this initiative, we are indirectly reducing the unemployment rate.
The added scholar support is building the boys and girls toilets and adding the best student awards as the form of motivating the learners and teachers in working towards achieving 100% pass rate.
The charity foundation continues to grow in leaps and bounds through the unwavering support that emanates annually from the golf fundraising tournament.
The SkX Foundation donated school uniforms to KwaHluzingqondo High School in KZN.
Overall best student, receiving the Dux Award.
Best performing student, the parents and the principal. This awards are the form of motivating the learners and teachers in working towards achieving 100% pass rate.
In 2019, the SkX Chairman officially presented functional, safe, male and female ablution facilities.
A special thanks for the donations made during the Sekela Cup in August 2018, which made this project possible.
The SkX Foundation also donated school uniforms to scholars in Adams College in KZN.
ALEXANDRA HIGH SCHOOL
SkX donated school uniforms to five grade 10 learners from Alexandra High School who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. These learners also benefit from the SkX three-year bursary program.
MANDELA DAY 2019
On 18 July 2019, for 67 minutes for Madela, SkX headed to KZN to clean and paint KwaHluzingqondo High School as a contribution to making a difference in disadvantaged communities.
Community members; local NPOs; teachers; learners; the Office of the Speaker and the ward Councillor joined SkX in making the event a success.
SkX BURSARY BENEFICIARIES
Londiwe Shozi is one of the former SkX bursar beneficiaries who benefited in a program which was funded by SkX at Adams College few years back. Londiwe was not working after finishing her BCom degree and SkX intervened and employed her as a Junior consultant.
Brian Mothapo was funded by SkX for his three year Diploma in Advanced Food Preparation.
Brian is the son of our late employee Makwena Mothatha whom SkX Chairman’s Fund has been named after .
SkX FORMER BURSARY BENEFICIARIES
Ntombizomuzi Zindela, who graduated this year from UKZN and is currently doing her Masters in Geology. She was also one of the former SkX bursary beneficiaries from Masibumbane High School, Olundi.
Nokwanda Sikhakhane has just completed her BSc in Geology at the University of the Witwatersrand and is furthering her studies towards an Honours in Geology. As SkX, we believe there’s yet more to come from her and all other supported students.
Lucky Mnguni joined SkX as a driver in 2012. He was then funded by the SkX Makwena Mothatha Fund, which is the SkX Chairman’s fund, to further his studies. He started by enrolling for and completing his Higher Certificate in Economics and Management Science at UNISA.
He then pursued a programme in Forensic and Investigative Auditing in 2018. After completion of this programme, he was transferred to the SkX Forensic department as a Junior Consultant.
Lungisa Ntombela is also one of former SkX Bursar beneficiary and is currently employed at Investec.
He completed his Bcom degree in Financial Accounting and Honours in Taxation from UCT.