Sanlam Wealthsmiths - 100 Years Sanlam 100 Years

If we can make things that last,
why don‘t we?

Planning for tomorrow doesn’t just mean ensuring financial security. It’s about doing things properly, and doing them for good. In this out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new throw away society we live in, it’s easy to forget about those who will come after us.

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There’s a light bulb in California that’s been burning non-stop for 117 years. It makes you wonder, when did building things that last become so last century? At Sanlam, we believe there’s never been a better time to get back to building things to last, especially in a time when the world needs it most.

We’re responsible for building a world for others to inherit.

That means finding sustainable solutions to our unique challenges, so we can create lasting value that protects our environment, uplifts communities and empowers individuals to live their best lives possible.

These schools kick-start a positive cycle of learning, earning and saving to put learners on a path toward good health, empowerment and employment.

Siya Kolisi shows us that schools
are where greatness begins

Every child educated and every school changed will have a lasting, positive effect on our country today, and for generations to come.

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the progress we’re making

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The money you spend when you Shop for Good is used to improve maths literacy, nutrition and upgrade key facilities where they’re needed most.

Join us and Shop for Good online to play your part in establishing a generation of capable and competent citizens - a generation of Wealthsmiths.

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Our financial literacy and education programmes aim to uplift communities. To date, we’ve empowered over 15 000 individuals across 6 provinces to save, grow and protect their wealth.

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These enterprise development projects have provided funding to accelerate the growth of more than 172 black-owned SMEs.

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Since 2007, we’ve partnered with WWF-SA (World Wide Fund for Nature SA) on various freshwater projects that promote water stewardship and will continue to seek effective solutions for the water scarcity challenges we face.

We believe in making responsible decisions for the long-term benefit of society. That’s why we need to understand water risks so we can plan and build our future economic growth in harmony with our water source areas.

Isn’t it time we stopped thinking me, me, me and started thinking we, we, we?

As Wealthsmiths, we’ll continue to work tirelessly on every rand you give us because building things to last amplifies our purpose of creating a world worth living in.

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