FINALIST: Responding To Socio-economic Development In South Africa

Barloworld is an industrial processing, distribution, and services company with two primary areas of focus: Industrial Equipment and Services and Consumer Industries. Barloworld recognises that stakeholder interests are best served through an integrated and coordinated value creation approach addressing economic, environmental and social aspects.  Also central to its responsible citizenship programme is the group’s corporate social investment activities in response to the socio-economic development imperative to empower previously disadvantaged individuals and uplift communities in South Africa and beyond, to the benefit of all.

Noluvo Vovo Ngcwabe is a consultant to the Barloworld Empowerment Foundation and is responsible for the Barloworld Trust, a grant fund that supports NGO’s endeavours in education, youth development and environmental stewardship.

Noluvo (Vovo) was instrumental in designing Barloworld Mbewu. This flagship programme for Barloworld supports social entrepreneurs during their various life cycles, impacting local communities and creating job opportunities.

Corporate Social Responsibility News (CSRNEWS) is South Africa’s leading Corporate Social Responsibility news, media and publishing firm. We create content on social responsibility, helping government, corporates, consultants, NPOs and NGOs to reach their target markets through appropriate, targeted development news.

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