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Corporate Social Responsibility

As a firm that is inherently connected to the broader Durban community, our Corporate Social Responsibility programme is an important part of what we do. With our broad pool of legal skills, as well as personal talents of our staff, we are able to engage with the community through selected social responsibility initiatives, rather than simply donating money.  We are currently involved in a number of projects, including supporting the Wentworth Victim Friendly Unit which assists vulnerable members of the public with counselling and assistance, following traumatic events; sponsoring study assistance for a well deserving law student who has been historically disadvantaged and providing daily meals to students at a local disadvantaged high school.

In addition to identified CSR projects, our staff are also enthusiastic supporters and participants of annual initiatives such as Casual Day and Santa’s Secret Shoebox.

Our team of professionals are also committed to various Pro Bono Practices which assist deserving and worthy causes within their communities.

Cox Yeats is the sponsor of the annual monetary merit Corporate Law Award for the top final year student at the University of Pietermaritzburg and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  This award is done to promote the study of law, as well as encourage and recognise promising law students.

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Mandela Day 2018

In support of Mandela Day 2018, and more especially the Centenary of the birth Nelson Mandela, the staff of Cox Yeats made and distributed 900 sandwiches and a chest freezer to the Amaoti A3 High School.

We chose this initiative simply because children were so close to Madiba’s heart and the impact that something as small as this has on a child’s life, cannot be measured.

The ingredients for the day were 120 loaves of bread, 25kgs peanut butter, 5kgs strawberry jam, a whole lot of love and 67 minutes.

Our staff had fun making the sandwiches and for many it brought back fond memories of their school days, and their experiences with peanut butter sandwiches. Click here to view our fun pics.

This is one of the many CSR initiatives that Cox Yeats participated in for the year.