Sponsors

Our impact on the community would not have been possible without the financial support and commitment year on year of our sponsor partners, who are so involved with the Rara Avis Foundation. We value this support as it assists us in growing the number of scholars we can support each year, and allowing the Rara Avis Foundation to make an even bigger difference in South Africa. Fulfilling our vision of developing more entrepreneurs, changing lives and helping us to build a better future for South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela University
Ndlambe Municipality
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Masakhane Security
Maitland Trust
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Knysna Municipality
Grahamstown High Court
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Eskom
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Past Scholarships

From 2004 - 2020

Ed-U College Port Elizabeth Academic, Sport and Music Scholarships

from Primary to City Campus for 472 learners

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From 2006 - 2020

Corporate Scholarships

from Primary to City Campus for 673 learners

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CORPORATE INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

B-BBEE INITIATIVES IN CSI (CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT) AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Rara Avis Foundation provides tailored investment solutions to corporations to achieve enduring business and social impact through the B-BBEE priority element of Skills Development and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives.

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Demonstrates a commitment to address core societal issues of unemployment and economic productivity.
  • Strengthens social engagement and impact.
  • Increases the supply of talented and skilled graduates with leadership qualities to meet your business needs.
  • Achieves B-BBEE points and compliance under the Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development elements.
  • Our partners are involved in the whole process while they don’t have to spend time on administrative issues – all preparations and logistic arrangements are done by Rara Avis Foundation.

For more information or to discuss future partnerships, please contact: info@rarafoundation.org  

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (CODE 300)

Under the revised B-BBEE codes, your investment with Rara Avis Foundation has a greater impact. The revised codes make it possible to contribute up to 6% (up from 3%) of payroll (leviable amount) to either employees or non-employees or a combination of both. Through our scholarship programme, corporate funds split over the economically active population and allocated to bursaries for our scholars (above age 16 through tertiary level) qualify as skills development spend. By contributing to our programme, you can achieve points for category A (bursaries) on the Skills Development priority element.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CODE 500)

  • Rara Avis Foundation is a level 1 B-BBEE Contributor. Contributing 1% of your net profit after tax to our organisation will achieve the full score of 5 points for socio-economic development spend. Our programme is aligned with the intent of CSI which is to address the problems of society and make appropriate interventions to achieve and sustain positive social developments. Our programme addresses key educational issues of low matric rates, lack of financial resources and tertiary success of scholars by providing fully-funded scholarships, mentorship and leadership development. Your support is critical in this effort.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The reputation and integrity of Rara Avis Foundation will not be compromised and excellent corporate governance is achieved through the following focused approached:

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

Founding CEO, Lilian Niemann, and the Members of the Executive Committee share a passionate commitment to Rara Avis Foundation’s reputation for excellence and the highest financial integrity. This is monitored through the appointed Financial Audit team.

Robyn Steyn SA CA – Financial Consultant

Jonathan Marshall – Independent Auditor

Annual reports will be published in June of each year as financial year ends in December

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee consists of respected education leaders, which ensures that Rara Avis Foundation’s policies and procedures comply with the relevant statutory policies. 

TAX BENEFIT

Rara Avis Foundation is a registered Public Benefit Organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962; therefore donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act. Section 18A(1) of the Act provides for a deduction in terms of donations made in the form of cash or certain types of assets made, inter alia, to PBOs approved under section 30(1), provided that the donor is in possession of a valid receipt and that the donation does not exceed 10% of taxable income.

Donations that are allowed and for which Rara Avis Foundation can issue an 18A certificate are those that comply with the following:

  • Donations need to be unencumbered (unconditional) to further the objectives of Rara Avis Foundation.
  • There must be no contractual obligations that need to be fulfilled and no deliverables to be met in return for the donation.
  • Rara Avis Foundation must be free to use its discretion as to how the donation will be utilised.

NON-PROFIT COMPANY STATUS

South Africa:

Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth) trading as Rara Avis Foundation NPC. Company Registration no.: 1995/011813/08
Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) registration. no.: 056-890-NPO

Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)/Section 18(A) registration no.: 130000514

RARA AVIS FOUNDATION TEAM

DIRECTORS

MF Ferreira Castelyn

JD van Rooyen

DHL Niemann

LM Niemann

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

CP Bester

LM Niemann

M Ferreira Castelyn

 

PERSONNEL

Nicolene Wolmarans - Social Media Co-ordinator

Marina de Jager - Scholar Support

Malanie Ferreira Castelyn - Finance and Administration

Johan van Rooyen - Tertiary Coordinator

Get Involved

To get involved in this life-changing initiative with the enormous social impact, contact the Rara Avis Foundation today or find our banking details. The Rara Avis Foundation is registered as a non-profit company and public benefit organisation.