Kagiso Trust

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"The implementation of the European Union’s Special Programme for the Support of victims of apartheid led to the birth of Kagiso Trust (KT) in May 1985. KT was established as a mechanism to channel funds, which would promote the struggle, as well as uplift and empower communities deprived by the system. The history of KT mirrors South Africa’s remarkable transition to democracy over the past two decades. KT was formed at a time when there was a change in the way the international community dealt with South Africa, as there was a whiff of direction of democracy. When the two initial patrons, Beyers Naude and Archbishop Tutu, argued for sanctions, KT reached a compromise deal with the European Union (EU) over sanctions and development. It laid down it demands and was not prepared to be conduits of some foreign policy. KT was therefore established as a mechanism to channel funds, which would promote the struggle, as well as uplift and empower communities deprived by the system." [1]

Trustees

Accessed March 2010: [2]

Patrons

Accessed March 2010: [3]

Contact

URL: http://www.kagiso.co.za

Resources and articles

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References

  1. History, Kagiso Trust, accessed March 11, 2010.
  2. Trustees, Kagiso Trust, accessed March 11, 2010.
  3. Patrons, Kagiso Trust, accessed March 11, 2010.