As part of its social responsibility and sustainability commitment, the group supports the following two causes:
Steinhoff Extended Family and Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching (KILT)


Recognising the need for improved access to quality education in South Africa, Steinhoff wished to contribute to the advancement of learning and teaching in under-resourced schools. Steinhoff partnered with KILT in April 2017 to provide support to certain under-resourced and non-fee-paying schools in the Knysna municipal area by way of sponsorship in the form of providing funding for specific needs that include:

  • equipment and learning material;
  • teacher development;
  • additional teachers in order to reduce class sizes;
  • the repair of school infrastructure with specific focus on ablution facilities; and
  • the establishment of after school study clubs and psycho-social and remedial programmes for both primary and secondary school learners.

KILT has become a mainstay of support to the 17 government schools, the teachers and the 12 000 learners in greater Knysna. In order to measure their performance to their funding partners, KILT uses six key performance indicators to monitor and evaluate its ongoing projects:

  • Learners’ academic and personal development
  • Learners’ absenteeism and pass rates
  • Provincial and KILT benchmarks for assessing learners’ performance on tests
  • Sports participation
  • Participation in extramural activities
  • Professional development of teachers