Welcome to Disability Empowerment Concerns (DEC), Where Empowerment Transforms Lives.
At DEC, we believe in the transformational power of empowerment. Our organization consists of two entities: the Disability Empowerment Concerns Trust and the DEC Investment Holding Company. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities, and we have been doing so since our establishment in 1996. The Trust plays a pivotal role in shaping governance policies and facilitating impactful distributions, while the Investment Holding Company strategically manages our investment portfolio.
WHAT WE DO
The core business of the DEC Group is investing, through mergers, acquisitions and the purchase of stocks and/or listed shares.
Who We Are
The DEC Group consists of the Disability Empowerment Concerns Trust (DEC Trust) and DEC Investment Holding Company (Pty) Ltd. (DEC Holdco) which is wholly owned by the Trust.
DEC Trust, established in 1996, is an empowerment vehicle for persons with disabilities and part of the financial sustainability strategy of the Trust’s beneficiary organisations. It establishes the DEC Group governance policies, ensures representation of beneficiaries in the Trust, and decides on distributions.
The DEC Investment Holding Company (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 to hold, manage, and grow the investments portfolio of the Trust executing on the mandate of the DEC Trustees.
A reputable Trust consistently growing an investment portfolio to increase economic participation as well as visible, measurable and impactful benefit by persons with disabilities through services rendered by sustainable beneficiary organisations in South Africa.
To empower persons with disabilities, change their lives for the better and contribute to sustainability of the trust’s beneficiary organisations.
These are achieved through access to empowerment opportunities by persons with disabilities and distributions made to beneficiary organisations by DEC Trust in collaboration with selected strategic partners, investees, service providers and other valued stakeholders.
Our Core Values
- Impact-driven work
(improvement in the lives of persons with disabilities)
- Sustainable growth
- Independent thinking