About us


The Distell Development Trust came into being as a result of a B-BBEE (broad-based black economic empowerment deal) in 2005 between Distell Limited and Wiphold (Women’s Investment Portfolio Holdings). The deal was aimed specifically at providing economic benefits to women (via Wiphold), to Distell staff who had been in the company’s employ for at least one year, and to communities in which Distell does business...

Our Projects

Investing in Communities

Enabled by the Trust’s funding, Impumelelo staged a major awards programme that identified and awarded community programmes across South Africa that have demonstrated prize-worthy . Impumelelo also ran masterclasses, which included one on assessing impact of social investments and produced two youth-related, best-practice publications...


Corporate Governance

The Distell Development Trust is an important contributor to Distell’s B-BBEE (Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment) score. Since the Trust is required to operate as a B-BOS (Broad-based Ownership Scheme) the Trust’s contribution is to the Ownership element rather than the Socio-economic Development element. The B-BBEE points are awarded as long as the Trust fulfils its mandate as a B-BOS in terms of the Trust Deed. Fulfilment is assessed by Distell’s B-BBEE advisors, who provide an ICPR (Independent Competent Person’s Report)...

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