Tantalum is committed to playing a meaningful and significant role in addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable communities in South Africa. Our main focus has been in the education field where we give both financially and of our time. We have funded students at both a secondary and tertiary level in helping them to achieve their goals. We have also invested in a number of ASISA funds which support Enterprise and Supplier development, consumer financial education and tertiary education for low-income households.
Our employees volunteer their time on a weekly basis to help disadvantaged school children with their reading and numeracy skills. This fantastic project has been implemented in a number of community schools in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town by The LifeMatters Foundation.
LifeMatters understands the education crisis facing South Africa. Their programmes serve to address many of the issues that schools face but are ill equipped to deal with. Together with their volunteers they aim to practically equip and empower the kids in the community to grow in wholeness (spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually) and to stay in school and become functional, contributing members of society.