"The sad reality is that there are 50 deaths every day in South Africa as a result of violent crime. Many people feel angry and threatened, yet feel apathetic and hopeless due to the enormity of the problem."
Stan Lorge, CEO, Computershare South Africa
Computershare South Africa established the Mike Thomson Change a Life Trust to sponsor crime victim support initiatives following the brutal murder of senior manager Mike Thomson at his Johannesburg home on 27 September 2007.
The Mike Thomson Change a Life Trust is dedicated to a peaceful future for all South Africans. It supports effective grassroots programmes that aim to address the causes and symptoms of crime. The Trust currently supports the DNA Project, iChoose to Change a Life, the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy, the Allan Thomson Kushido Karate-do and Nemato Change a Life.The DNA Project promotes the use of DNA evidence in crime detection and conviction, iChoose to Change a Life empowers talented youngsters in adverse social and economic circumstances to become role models in their communities, while the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy, the Allan Thomson Kushido Karate-Do and Nemato Change a Life use sport and education to uplift disadvantaged young South Africans and offer them productive futures.
- SM Lorge, CEO, Computershare South Africa
- U du Plooy, Executive Director, Computershare South AFrica
- AR Thomson
- NSR Oldfield, Director and CFO, Computershare United Kingdom
Click here to read the Trust Deed between Change a Life and the Mike Thomson Change a Life Trust.