Cotlands Empowerment Trust

The Cotlands Empowerment Trust offers organisations the opportunity to partner with the Trust, under the enterprise and supply development, skills development, ownership and SED pillars.

The Trust has been designed in consultation with Transcend Corporate Advisors, one of the knowledge leaders in the DTI B-BBEE best practise interpretation and implementation field. It has been signed off by Empowerlogic, a leading verification agency.

This approach allows a donor client to continue to benefit from and make a difference to society, under the SED pillar, which would consist of your usual CSI contribution to Cotlands. In addition, it enables an organisation to strategically invest money for one of their other pillars, into a well-managed, well-implemented, personalised and secure programme with the correct end-user beneficiary, identified for business sustainability and scarce skills development which is also aligned to the latest B-BBEE codes.

The benefits of supporting an organisation such as Cotlands and the Cotlands Empowerment Trust which offers this integrated B-BBEE solution, could make a significant difference to the success of your business. Instead of spreading your CSI money across many different sectors, an organisation would now be able to build a sustainable, long-term, high-impact measurable B-BBEE strategy, that solves critical business challenges, opens new business opportunities for retention of your clients and growth, and dramatically increases the measurable impact of your current CSI strategy.

For more information on how we can assist you in obtaining points in the priority pillars and strategic advice, please contact:


Irene Chetty
(National Business Development Manager)
irene@cotlands.org or


Jackie Schoeman
(Business Development)
jackie@cotlands.org