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Synthesis Software Technologies makes contribution to Afrika Tikkun charity drive

19 December 2017
For immediate release

Synthesis Software Technologies (Synthesis), a South African home-grown specialised financial technology company, have continued their partnership with education and development specialists, Afrika Tikkun, with a meaningful contribution towards their year-end charity drive. The proceeds that were raised by Synthesis employees were used to purchase stationery, lunchboxes, hygiene packs and school shoes for 79 grade one learners and food parcels for 25 disadvantaged families situated in Alexandra and Diepsloot.
“I would like to express my gratitude to my team for their contributions towards this worthy cause. Not only are we giving back to those less fortunate but together, we are alleviating poverty amongst youth within Alexandra and Diepsloot communities,” says Michael Shapiro, CEO of Synthesis.

Synthesis’ partnership with Afrika Tikkun started in 2011, and over the years, the company has invested significantly in the development of youth from cradle to career by providing a holistic set of educational, health, and social services. From employee engagement activities, to donations of food, furniture, stationery, and funds, to the holistic support of individual careers, Synthesis’ support has enabled Afrika Tikkun to bring about significant impact to the lives of disadvantaged communities in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Earlier this year, Synthesis incorporated career development as part of its skills development mandate by providing 18 young people from disadvantaged communities with an opportunity to participate in a 12-month business administration learnership, giving these young people the all-important first concrete opportunity to start building lifelong careers. Over the years, Synthesis has also contributed significantly to Afrika Tikkun’s information technology and career development programmes, which now reach over 5 500 learners and youth from pre-school all the way to unemployed post matriculants.

Afrika Tikkun was founded in 1994 with the goal to make a difference in the South African economy by developing and uplifting young people living in underprivileged communities. The non-profit organisation strives to provide holistic development in disadvantaged communities by empowering youth and affording them with the opportunity to receive gainful education, good health care, nutrition and support for their families. More specifically, Afrika Tikkun’s programmes are focused on early childhood development, child and youth development, career development, family support services, primary health care, the empowerment programme and a nutrition and food security programme.


For more information on the innovative work Synthesis has done in terms of its social responsibility and for its blue-chip clients, contact:
Leanne Goott

Marketing Manager
+27 87 654 3300

For media interviews please contact:
Michael Rubenstein
[email protected]
+27 82 903 7797

About Synthesis

Synthesis Software Technologies, founded in 1997, offers specialised software development, consulting and integration services and technology-based product solutions to banking and financial institutions in South Africa and other emerging markets.

As Amazon Web Services’ first company to achieve Advanced Consulting Partner status in Africa, Synthesis is focused on building advanced cloud architecture for customers delivering cost efficient, web scale and highly available services with global reach.

Synthesis is a true South African success story, with JSE-listed Capital Appreciation Limited, having acquired 100 per cent of the company in 2017. Following the acquisition Synthesis remains an independent operating entity within the Capital Appreciation Group.