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The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa recently donated linen to The Diepsloot Foundation (TDF) for use in their Sewing Programme. TDF Managing Director Aldon Karshagen collected the linen from George Cohen, Managing Director, earlier in May. The linen was then transported to St Mungo’s Church, where volunteers will make masks from them.

The Diepsloot Foundation was established in 2008 (as the St Mungo’s Diepsloot Community Action) by St Mungo’s United Church, being renamed as The Diepsloot Foundation in 2016. The core purpose of this foundation is to be a credible service provider and funding vehicle for Corporate Socio-Economic Development (CSI), and Skills and Enterprise Development projects that are focused on empowerment and upliftment of the Diepsloot Community, through formal education and training. This includes Early Childhood Development (ECD), Adult Education (AET), and Skills Training.

This donation is over and above the R320 million fund set up by the Douw Steyn Family Trust, on behalf of  Douw Steyn and his family, along with the South African companies he founded – Telesure Investment Holdings, incorporating Auto & General Insurance, 1st for Women Insurance, Dialdirect Insurance, Budget Insurance, 1Life and; as well as Steyn City Properties and the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa.