CAPRISA employees are making a difference to the less fortunate

29 June 2021

CAPRISA employees are making a difference to the less fortunate

As part of its social responsibility commitment CAPRISA launched the CAPRISA Cares fund – an employee initiative for staff to voluntarily give back to society through personal donations from their salaries – that are made monthly, annually or as a one-off donation.

To-date 63 employees have pledged contributions and a sum of R 150 000 was donated and shared among three registered non-profit charities in KwaZulu-Natal whose vision and activities are aligned to CAPRISA’s ethos and values.  The charities are the:  Isiaiah54 Children’s Sanctuary on the Bluff; the Denis Hurley Centre in central Durban; and the ThinaSonke Creche in Mafakatini, Vulindlela. Each charity received a sum of R50 000.  The funds will be used for feeding schemes, hygiene products and critical medicines for HIV and TB treatment.


 “This important initiative is central to the values of CAPRISA as we continue to strive to make a difference to society”,  said Professor Kogie Naidoo Deputy Director, CAPRISA “We were moved by the incredible work of each of the centres and their reach to the poor and downtrodden and walked away deeply moved and admiration for their selfless efforts.”


“We are really honoured that CAPRISA staff and directors chose us as a recipient for this grant, said Mr Raymond Perrier, Director of the Denis Hurley Centre. “This donation is a vote of confidence from CAPRISA in the lifesaving work that we are doing on the streets of Durban with the poorest and most vulnerable.  We are pleased to be partners together in improving the health of all the people of South Africa.”

The Fund is administered by a committee of contributing staff members to the Fund. Contact Ashley Anand in the HR  department at who will provide you with information to enable you to make a difference!