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Riana Scheepers

Co-Founder of iCareSA

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Passionate about community upliftment. As CSI Manager with more than fifteen years experience. Launched iCareSA in 2013, doing what I love.

Contact details

M: 076 635 6715

Web presence

Professional details

Previous Position(s)

Corporate Social Investment Manager | Payroll Giving | Giving Innovations
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - July 2014


Head of a department in a Social Entrepreneurship company. Worked with various companies Corporate Social Investment departments ensure good corporate relations.

Admin Officer | Finance | Department of Social Development
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 1997 - August 2005

Social Development and Community Services

The Walter Sisulu Child and Youth Care centre is a centre for abused and abandoned children and juveniles under the age of 18 years old. Apart from my daily duties, I was involved in several programmes, events and rehabilitation work of the children and youth at the centre. I was project manager for several successful events with names like, Mr. Thabo Mbheki, Mr. And Mrs Sisulu and Old President Nelson Mandela on the guest list.

I was based in the Finance department which includes the following duties:
Supervise/manage finance department and transport department
Staff Performance management of both sections
Ensure adherence to PFMA and Treasury Regulations and departmental objectives and focus areas
Strategic planning
Budget reconciliation
Adherence to all policies
Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Budget planning for three years in advance
Strategic Planning with multidisciplinary team Adjustment budgets
Facilitate budget training and reporting, management level
Chair Budget meetings, Management and Senior Management level

Educational history


Rand Girls School (Helpmekaar Meisie Skool), Braamfontein, South Africa (1995)


media exposure

LeadSA | 2014

LeadSA covered iCareSA on their website and other social networking sites.

Expresso Morning Show - SABC 3 | 2014

Talking on iCareSA and the infant mortality rate in South Africa. Creating awareness.

Caxton - Northsider | 2013

Launch of iCareSA NPO



Business Partners Ltd

Member, 2012 - present


iCare SA - NPO 120-768

Co-Founder, January 2013 - present

iCareSA is a registered Non-profit Organisation which distributes “Care Bags” to to new mothers in maternity wards in government hospitals.

The concept of iCareSA was birthed after becoming aware of the high infant mortality rate in South Africa. After considerable research the realisation some of the main reasons for the infant mortality rate were identified as a hygiene, as well as, education and information on how to care for new borns.

Hence, the aim of iCareSA is to supply all new mothers in state hospitals with basic health care products to care for herself and her new baby. Reading material containing information on breastfeeding (which is strongly advised and encouraged) and basic health care essentials is also included in the pack.

At this stage distribution is on a monthly basis at Leratong Hospital and Dr Yusuf Dadoo hospital, both situated on the West Rand of Johannesburg.

Although a mammoth task is at hand, iCareSA has a goal to roll out the programme to all state hospitals throughout the country on a daily basis by 2015.

The following contents are included in the care kit:
Aqueous Cream
Cotton wool
Surgical spirits
Sanitary pads
Baby soap
Face soap (for mom)
Face cloth x2 mom and baby
Tooth brush
Tooth paste
Nipple cream
Bum cream
10 new born disposable nappies

The following reading material is also included in the bag:
How to breast feed?
What to do when you are HIV positive?
How to treat diarrhea?
Immunisation chart
Family planning options

There are various ways to get involved and assist iCare SA to reach its 2015 goal

Sponsor a bag a month.
This can be done via EFT. Email for details

Drop Offs
Individuals can volunteer to assist with the hospital drop offs email

Back-A-Buddy Online Donation Platform
Become a charity champ on the Back-A-Buddy website by co-ordinating different fundraisers online or by driving an email campaign with your online networks.

Host a Baby Shower
The iCareSA team will assist with the organisation process. At these heart-warming parties (which can be held at offices, homes or a venue of your choice), guests are asked to bring baby toiletries as their ‘gift’ to less fortunate moms and babies. Guest are also given the option to pledge monthly or once off contributions online to iCareSA.

Corporate Social Investment Opportunity
Our organisation is BBBEE compliant, any funding that we receive will ensure a better rating score for any corporate company.

Make a once of donation to our organization or pledge monthly donations.


Twitter: @i_Care_SA
Cell: 076 635 6715
BBM: 7501C912
Whatsapp: 084 214 4150

Noordgesig Community Outreach

Fundraiser, Project co ordinator, 1998 - 2000

Raise funds and ensure administration processes are followed

Emmanual Community Outreach

Secretary/Board member, 1999 - present

I assist with fundraising, secretary duties and marketing of the organisation

Other Activities

Run marathons - 5 and 10 km

Participant , 2010 - present

I enjoy participating in well organised marathons, esspecially if it includes raising funds for charity. I also just love their medals.

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