CIDA believes that women have an important contribution to make
in South Africa, both within the economy as well as in improving
society as a whole. CIDA promotes the participation and empowerment
of women in various ways.
The CIDA Empowerment Trust deed prescribes that at any given
time, 60% of the beneficiaries of the Trust are women.
2. Social upliftment
The CIDA Women on the Move programme aims specifically
to mentor and encourage young women to make choices about their
lives that will inhibit behaviour that makes them vulnerable
to HIV transmission.
The executive team of the CIDA Empowerment Fund consists entirely
of women. They are investment professionals, who are passionate
about empowerment through education, and more specifically,
passionate about the empowerment of women through education.
CIDA Empowerment Fund seeks co-investment opportunities with
its black female executive management, in further pursuit of
the empowerment of women.
40% of CIDA Empowerment Trust's trustees are black women, thereby
ensuring that the voting interests of black women are aligned
with the requirements of the DTI's BEE Codes of Good Practice.
The Chancellor of CIDA City Campus is Mrs. Zanele Mbeki.