Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Charity Begins at Home

Afrisun Trust’s 10 year commitment to communities in Ekurhuleni (Ekurhuleni , 28 February 2011) Over the past ten years, communities throughout the Ekurhuleni region have benefitted to the tune of R25-million through The Afrisun East Rand Community Trust (AERCT). The Afrisun Trust, a shareholder in Carnival City Casino which has committed an additional R16-million in […]

Rene Institute of Beauty Therapy bursaries

Background In 2008 the Afrisun Trust identified 14 matric girls from disadvantaged families in Ekurhuleni as potential recipients of a two year bursary in Somatology (Beauty Therapy) and Hairdressing.  The course, internationally accredited by City and Guilds in London, is run by the Rene Institute of Beauty Therapy in Brakpan. Following extensive aptitude interviews at […]

AERCT donates over R540 000 to four Ekurhuleni causes

The Afrisun East Rand Community Trust (AERCT) have donated more than R540 000 in cash and kind to four worthy causes in the Ekurhuleni area. The House of Hadassah; Busy Bodies Pre-School; Nigel Old Age Home; and Kidz Clinic all received a welcome boost to the good work they already do in the communities they […]

Kwa Thema School Of Chess

(Fifteen Thousand Rand) AERCT purchased one giant outdoor chess set, coaching boards, chess clocks, Staunton Chess sets and tournament boards for this organization. Due to our commitment the Metro allocated the property, Wits School assisted in the web site and email for the School, students came through from Wits and assisted in the coaching. Benoni […]

Ekruhuleni Children’s Choir

Twenty Six Thousand Rand A multicultural regional choir, representing twenty schools in Ekurhuleni. These children were invited to attend a workshop in the Drakensberg with the Drakensberg Boys Choir, partake in a concert which was hosted for overseas visitors. AERCT sponsored the transportation and accommodation.

Amantombazane Sizwe Zako Productions – Spruitview

Thirty Thousand Rand A group of talented unemployed women from the surrounding townships who were identified and mentored by Sizwe Zako productions. AERCT granted funding for the keyboard, microphone head sets, and costumes for the group

Pitseng Embezeni Art School – Tsakane

Seventy Thousand Rand An arts and Crafts School also offering lessons in music and musical instruments. The Trust purchased art material and equipment, musical instruments, audio and video equipment. Material was purchased and the local community designed and made the uniforms for the Choir and HIV Education group. The choir was chosen to represent South […]