Investing in education is one of the top ways to empower people and always gives a person the power to empower themselves.


Johannesburg, South Africa – Hlengiwe Masikane is a 19-year-old young woman who was given the chance to shine. She is a former student of the BASA School – a black-owned-and-run private school, funded by Old Mutual Alternative Investments. During her time at school, she collected several awards for excellent academic achievement, which she proudly displays in her home.

Attending BASA School has opened a world of opportunity for Hlengiwe who has gone on to study at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Hlengiwe Masikane. Credit: Regency Global / SA INC

The BASA school which Old Mutual Alternative Investments funded has incredible facilities to help every student thrive. The school has two IT labs and two science labs, but what sets this school apart is the dedication of its teachers.

Teachers lay the groundwork for the future of every child that sits within their classrooms. The BASA School has 360 committed individuals who genuinely demonstrate that teaching is a calling more than it is a profession. They each work hard to propel their pupils into succeeding in the world beyond their classrooms. This is entirely in keeping with Old Mutual Alternative Investment’s vision of helping to secure a better future for all South Africans.

By investing in education, Old Mutual is helping to create a better, brighter South Africa. Students given the chance to shine will lead South Africa into a time that is filled with opportunity.

Responsible investment lies at the heart of what Old Mutual Alternative Investments does. They take their role in helping to secure a better future for all South Africans exceptionally seriously and believe that through the collaboration between government and the private sector in the provision of education, housing and renewable energy solutions, it is possible to sustain the much-needed growth on the African continent.

Credit: Regency Global / SA INC

As part of the #SAINC nation-building initiative, Old Mutual is joining a network of purpose-driven brands to share stories of positive progress in South Africa. These stories are being featured across social media in small snippets, just like the one below, but you will also be able to watch the full-length features live on television. You will find the airing times below.

12 May 2019 –  eTV Open News –  18:30
13 May 2019 –  eTV Open News – 15:30
25 May 2019 – SABC 2 – 14:30
16 June 2019 – eTV – 12:00
25 June 2019 – Business Day TV – 16:00
27 June 2019 – Business Day TV – 12:00

Watch a snippet of the story below:

Sources: Regency Global
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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