Legacy through Charity is a Charitable Trust registered with the Master of the South Gauteng High Court under registration number IT 2455/2012.

116-048 NPO and PBO 930041253

So why are we doing this?

Simply having an auditor on board does unfortunately not guarantee that a fundraising campaign or any other service is run honestly. The structure of the trust ensures that no one person or welfare organisation alone will control the campaign bank account, enriching itself by it - or be in a position to mismanage money to the detriment of the other beneficiaries.

Any service costs money, whether it is run internally or externally by an NGO. Salaries, telephone lines and administration costs will still have to be paid. Combining the fundraising efforts of welfare organisations via this trust and its campaigns save huge amounts of money and ensure that the overall costs of running fundraising campaigns are reduced drastically.

There are ample examples of welfare organisations that have lost huge sums of money in trying to run a fundraising campaign themselves. Via the campaigns of the Trust, even a small organisation with limited resources to participate in a national fundraising campaign, with 0% risk and maximum benefit.

The trustees of the Trust are:

Turnstone Corporate Trustee (SA) (Pty) Ltd Turnstone added their value by registering this Trust and they will ensure that all legal requirements are met on an ongoing basis. They are represented in this campaign by Leslie Forssman. "This is a fabulous project to work on. It is great to know that at the receiving end of this campaign, there is not an organisation which benefits, but an individual, somebody with a heart and soul – and often one with a furry tail!!" Jip, you guessed it right, his heart lies with animals. Email Leslie.

Annelise de Jager – she started out in the world as a social worker, and in those years already she wanted to change the world!! She is well known for the annual "Casual Day" campaign which she started and successfully ran for the past 18 years. Now she is adding Tekkie Tax to her repertoire. "In the 18 years that I have managed Casual Day, I have seen the amazing help that it was to NGOs in the field of disability. More than anything else, it was the plight from organisations outside of the disability sector that motivated me to start the Tekkie Tax campaign. Now there is an opportunity for the biggest and smallest organisation in the country to participate in a national fundraising campaign with the assurance that each participating organisation will share in the proceeds of the project's central bank account." As shown over so many years of hard work, Annelise's heart lies in disability. Email Annelise.

Patricia Gumede – A well known business woman with expertise in many fields. She has established herself as a successful individual who understands the corporate world. "In my line of business it is not possible to be involved in the operational running of a welfare organisation. But I can add value to them by serving on this trust. This campaign gives me the opportunity to give something back to the community in the best way I can - and for helping not only one organisation, but an entire range of them". Pat's heart lies in education and she would walk the extra mile to ensure better education opportunities and systems in South Africa. Email Patricia.

In order to have all our checks and balances in place, we need an auditor with a BIG calculator. It is his job to see that we don't spend one cent more than necessary while organising this campaign in order to ensure that the money raised will benefit the cause it was intended to. It is also his responsibility to ensure that your donation will reach your chosen sector/s so that you can confidently give where your heart tells you to!!

The auditor of Tekkie Tax is:

Frikkie Nel – Frikkie owns F&S Accounting. A medium sized auditing firm in Pretoria. His attention to detail, and well trained staff complement, ensures that he is the right man for the job. "My heart lies with children and anything I can do to support organisations which strive for a better life for the children in our country, has got my vote of confidence. I love the fact that the beneficiaries of this campaign are hand-picked as I often want to give but am not sure where (and if) my money will be put to good use." Email Frikkie.

Simply having an auditor on board does unfortunately not guarantee that a fundraising campaign is run honestly, accountable and transparent. The structure of the Tekkie Tax campaign ensures that no one person or welfare organisation alone will control the campaign bank account, enriching itself by it - or be in a position to mismanage money to the detriment of the other beneficiaries.

The Board of Advisors

The purpose of the Board of Advisors will be to plan, develop and execute the Tekkie Tax Campaign for the benefit of all parties involved.  It consists of individuals and organisations nominated by the Trust and will include, amongst others, national beneficiary representatives, the Trustees of the Trust, the Trust's auditor and representatives of the Trust's service provider/s and sponsoring companies.

  • Patricia Gumede – Legacy through Charity Trustee
  • Frikkie Nel – F&S Accounting and Auditing
  • Annelise de Jager – Charity Support Services
  • Marieta Kemp – SAVF
  • Ancilla Smith – Special Olympics SA
  • Yvonne Stiglingh – SOS Children's Villages
  • Heidi Coetzee – Khuluma Family Counselling
  • Germa Hatting - Imisebeyelanga Services
  • Celeste van Niekerk - Child welfare SA
  • Gary Westwood - Epilepsy SA
  • Maria Scholtz - CANSA
  • Anette Degenaar - NG Welfare