Social Development

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is committed to playing a leadership role in society, not only through its operations, but also through active Social Investment Programmes (SIP). Gautrain itself is viewed as an investment in the future and the business understands that a prosperous future for Gautrain depends in part on the development of a thriving and stable society. 

SIP programme runs alongside the everyday business activities of the GMA, many of which assist in the national endeavor to eradicate poverty and decrease inequality. The SIP programmes are targeted at those projects which support these national priorities, but are not covered by the operational activities of the business, positioning the GMA as a leader in the social investment space.

The final round of the SIP fund applications for Tertiary Institutions has officially closed on 31 March 2017.

The GMA hereby thanks all applicants for their submissions.

The selections, evaluations and allocations for the latest submissions are currently underway to ensure that the grants are awarded to successful institutions. Furthermore, applicants of this round will be notified of the outcome of their application in due course.

The last round of submissions was exclusively allocated to higher education as a focus area. This is because there is a great need in South Africa for people with tertiary qualifications in Mathematics, Science and Engineering. As such, only universities as defined in the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997 are considered eligible.

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