Our History

Nearly 30 years ago, Unity Inc set out to change the way trade-union funded investments were made.

Until then, investments typically funded developments in urban areas and not in rural areas or townships, where black people would benefit.

We set out to help change this by making sure trade union investments were put towards projects that had a positive influence both on much-needed social development and our environment.

In this way we helped to pave the way towards socially responsible investment in South Africa, while making sure that trade union members had secure and comfortable retirement savings to look forward to.

Founding Members

National Union of Mineworkers – NUM

Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union – PPWAWU (later CEPPWAWU)

Construction and Allied Workers’ Union – CAWU (amalgamated NUM)

Metal and Electrical Workers’ Union of South Africa – MEWUSA

National Council of Trade Unions


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