South Africa, 02 September 2021: To help #MakeADifference, South Africa’s largest digital bank, Capitec, has been making its way around the country doing good deeds to improve the lives of those who live in it.

Teaming up with musician K.O, philanthropist BI Phakathi and internal Capitec volunteers, the bank’s #MakeADifference CSI project aims to help spread goodwill and positive social engagement among South Africans through a series of six “good deeds”.

“Our mission is to help all South Africans to live better. So far, we have committed R3.9 million to food relief in KZN and Gauteng and distributed almost 3000 food parcels to various NGOs in those provinces to help those affected by the recent unrest because the idea at the core of this campaign is that not only can South Africans make a difference but that we want to as well,” says Neptal Khoza, Head of Corporate Social Investment at Capitec Bank.

With three good deeds already under its belt, the bank travelled to the informal settlement of Devland, just outside of Johannesburg, with Meals on Wheels to host a Cook-A-thon with residents, distributed food parcels and completed good deed number four. To date, more than 4000 meals have been prepared by Capitec employees in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.

“CSI doesn’t always have to be a sombre affair. We wanted to get stuck in and do something a bit different while making a difference!” explained Khoza.

By nature, South Africans are a very communal people; we don’t eat alone, we love a good stokvel and, when lending a helping hand, we try to involve as many as possible. This is exactly why Capitec teamed up with other proud South Africans like K.O and BI Phakathi.

“Coming from where I am from, it almost seems like it is in the South African DNA to want to help make a difference, no matter how small. That’s why, for me, getting involved in this campaign was a no brainer. Knowing I did my part to help someone sleep a little better at night, helps me sleep at night,” said K.O.

Being a bank for the people, Capitec is hoping that the #MakeADifference campaign will inspire fellow South Africans to light up social media with stories of hope. All you need to do to join the movement is hop onto your favourite social media platform, share your good deed, use the hashtag #MakeADifference and tag Capitec.

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