TRUST FUND

THE TRUST BENEFICIARIES

Death and Loss

On the 16th August 2012, mineworkers lost their lives while exercising their democratic right to strike and protest for a living wage. Many of them were breadwinners and the main providers for their households and families. Therefore, the deaths of those miners was a catastrophic catalyst in the lives of their loved ones, families and communities. Four years later, many of those affected are still struggling to come to terms with the devastating consequences of their losses.

The Marikana Massacre AMCU Trust Fund

Out of compassion for and solidarity with the families of the deceased mineworkers – the Marikana Massacre AMCU Trust Fund (The Trust) was established by AMCU in 2015.

The core aim of the Trust is to help provide some semblance of security for the bereaved families by building houses for the widows and immediate families of the slain mine workers. Towards inspiring and facilitating the breaking of a multigenerational poverty cycle in many of their lives; the Trust would also pay for the education of the deceased’s children and skills training for their widows.

The Trust Administration

The Trust received a donation of R2 million from AMCU, and the union also serves as a trustee. AMCU believes in transparency and accountability and it is for these reasons it has appointed an entrusted financial administration team to ensure that the funds raised are used accordingly and for the sole benefit of the families of the deceased mine workers.

THE TRUST PILLARS

THE TRUST DONATION OPTIONS

1.   ADOPT A FAMILY

  • Beneficiary needs analysis
  • Sponsorship in all categories of need
  • Stipulated and sustainable period

2.  ADOPT A REGION/COMMUNITY

  • Community or province from which each of the slain miners comes
  • Community or province needs analysis
  • More than one family or community per province
  • Sponsorship in all categories
  • Stipulated and sustainable period

3.   ADOPT A CAUSE

  • Beneficiary needs analysis
  • Sponsorship in all categories of need
  • Stipulated and sustainable period

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