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The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF), formerly known as the Shanduka Foundation, was established in 2004 by Shanduka Group and its founder Cyril Ramaphosa.
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Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impactsThe Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact in 2020 on South Africa's schooling system. Schools had to be closed, from the end of March to June, and teaching and learning time was lost. Despite this and other impacts, the matric class of 2020 proved resilient, achieving a 76.2% pass rate. A 5.1% decline from the 2019 results, it was less severe than Adopt-a-School had anticipated. A study it had conducted in 20 high schools in which it works showed deep effects of the pandemic on learning and teaching. The matric performance analysed in 48 of its programme schools showed a decline by 6% from 2019. Still, this is a pass rate of 80%. The quality of the passes in terms of qualification for university entrance also did not drop against 2019's results, remaining consistent at 40%. 16 Apr 2021 Read more

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightAs South Africa closes out a difficult 2020, the struggle of the year is clearly evident with the unemployment rate hitting a record 30.8%, millions of families battling food insecurity and learners who had no access to digital education resources during lockdown facing uncertain results. It's a bleak picture, not made prettier with the second surge of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. 2020 forced the country to see its inequality in plain view. Questions are raised about what individuals, businesses, government and social upliftment organisations can do to get to the heart of the key issues surrounding education and employment, while considering long-term strategies that truly uplift communities. 11 Feb 2021 Read more

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation showcases the impact of partnerships in creating social changeFor any development endeavour, there is always a need for accountability, and, in most cases, this comes in form of an answer to the question, "Did this make a difference?" For Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, the answer to that question is held in its 15-year Impact Report, which was launched during a reflective and insightful webinar discussion on 22 October titled 'Impact through Partnership'. 3 Nov 2020 Read more

Thari addresses social ills against women and children in school communitiesThursday, 10 September, saw Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation's Thari Programme host a thought lab webinar with various stakeholders to raise awareness around challenges faced by women and children in South Africa. 23 Sep 2020 Read more

Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureCyril Ramaphosa Foundation and its partner entity, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET), hosted a "Thought Lab Webinar" on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic. 26 Aug 2020 Read more


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Telephone: +27 11 592 6560
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