Founded in 2009, OASIS NPC is dedicated to creating sustainable socio-economic development of previously disadvantaged black South Africans. We accomplish this through quality education, youth empowerment and skills development.
We invest in organisations and people who align with our vision to see children thriving in their families. Our calling is for the underprivileged communities in the Western Cape Province, specifically our youth, as they are our future. We aim to create and foster an environment conducive to a culture of excellence. We will achieve this by directing our energies at the family unit as the core structure of society and, more specifically, at the family’s school-going members.
We work with our partners and community members for the community. We help enable them to act as project leaders and empower themselves and their communities by doing so. Our three focus areas Educational Support, Early Childhood Development and Youth Empowerment, help provide quality education, support communities and positively impact families. The positive impact of our various projects offers numerous possibilities toward the breaking of ‘poverty traps’ and societal ill-being, such as domestic violence and substance abuse.
All donations to OASIS qualify in terms of code 700 of the Codes of Good Practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment as Socio-Economic Development (SED) contributions. Corporate donors will, therefore, earn points under this category of the B-BBEE scorecard.
GOVERNANCE & FINANCE
OASIS is a registered Non Profit Compnay with the CIPC, Non Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development, Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A Status and we produce audited financial statements each year and can be requested.
OASIS NPC is governed by 4 Directors currently:
Melanie van Wyk – Consultant – Financial Manager at CM Global.
Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Hospitality industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Hospitality Management, and Customer Service. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) focused in Hotel Management from University of Pretoria.
Anton Dale Simons – ICT Specialist – Managing Director, MiDO Technologies
NDIMPME, Mechanical Engineering, EDP Business
MiDO provides “community-focused IT solutions” to educational institutions and public benefit organisations.
Simons established MiDO in 2012 after nearly 16 years foICTcusing on information and communication technology (ICT) software solutions, support, training and systems implementation for companies like Pragma, an international leader in the provision of asset management services, and Spier, a “well-known wine and leisure business” outside Stellenbosch.
Chris van Wyk – Qualified Attorney
Chris is a qualified attorney (BComm LLB, LLM – cum laude, Stellenbosch University). He started his legal career at Van der Spuy and Partners where he completed his articles and joined the firm on a permanent basis. During his articles, he completed his LLM degree in International Trade Law at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2005 he joined the Exceed Group, a financial auditing company to head up their newly established Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) consultancy arm. He also served on Exceed’s board until 2007. He is an accomplished author and has co-authored two publications on the subject, The Black Economic Scorecard Manual (JUTA) and Empowerment (Lexis Nexis). He acted as the primary drafter of several of the amended Sector Codes and other legislation such as the amended Construction, Tourism and Forestry Sector Codes.
Chris has advised extensively to listed clients on B-BBEE, in particular, ownership and is well versed in South African corporate structuring. He was instrumental in developing the methodology applied by the JSE for the measurement of black ownership of mandated investments in South Africa. In 2010 he founded AQRate Verification Services which was rated the number 1 BEE Verification Agency by the Top 500 Companies survey from 2013 till 2019, when he sold the business. At that point, AQRate audited more of the top 100 listed companies in South Africa than any of its competitors. In 2020 he founded Qube B Solutions which focuses on selling outsourced BEE Solutions to corporate South Africa.
Jan Kopper – Experienced Advocate
Jan has with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Legal Writing, Corporate Governance, Appeals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Strong legal professional with a B Proc LLB LLM focused in Corporate and Company Law from University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pre