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May 23 2016

R.I. Ramputa Joins Operation HOPE South Africa Board of Directors

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc. has appointed Ramotshudi Isaac (R.I.) Ramputa, to its South Africa board of directors.

Ramputa is Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Sector Charter Council – South Africa. He also serves as President of Batseta Retirement Fund of South Africa. Previously, he was the retirement funds coordinator for labour unions in South Africa.

Between 1994 and 2014, Ramputa held different positions at Sasbo, The Finance Union, and was involved in the Sustainability Steering Committee. He is also a trustee in pension funds and was engaged with the retirement fund reforms on behalf of Labour.  

Mr. Ramputa is a graduate in Industrial Relations at Wits Business School and Labour Relations, University of South Africa. He also holds a Certificate in Social Development and Managing Social Security from Wits P&DM.

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About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—powering the broadest financial inclusion network in the country. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is Operation HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org