The 18th of July marked the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The day provided an opportunity for our people to reflect on his life and to promote his legacy through various charitable activities. In celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100 birthday and in honour of his life’s work, Tsebo employees around the country made awe-inspiring differences to the lives of the men and women in the communities in which it operates.
Have a look at some of the impactful initiatives that our employees participated in on Madiba Day:
|Tsebo Cleaning donated colouring books and crayons to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH). In the photo from left to right: Jayson Gopiechand (NMCH Nursing Director), Nomsa Mgaga (Tsebo Cleaning Contract Manager for NMCH), Brian Zulu (Tsebo Enterprise Development Partner) and Candice Matjila (NMCH Reception Supervisor).|
|The Tsebo Foundation supported the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP) with a financial donation that was used to help them officially launch their programme in the community. KYP aims to provide opportunities for the youth of Kliptown to rise out of poverty. Service SETA (Services Sector Education and Training Authority) donated 100 learnerships (50 Cleaning & Hygiene and 50 Business Administration) to the youth of Kliptown as part of the programme launch. In the photo from left to right: Cynthia Mothibe (Tsebo Divisional Brand Manager), Nomuzi Mabena (a local celebrity) and Jackie Mehlomakulu (Tsebo Group Foundation Manager).|
|Our Fedics employees working at the SAPREF Refinery, went out of their way to ensure that all SAPREF employees celebrated Madiba Day in high spirits. Fedics SAPREF also acquired sponsored fruits through their suppliers, which the customer could donate to the charities of their choice.|
|Tsebo Cleaning employees, working at the Kgatelopele Wellness Centre in Mafikeng, volunteered their time to wash the hands and feet of patients on Madiba Day. Students from the local Nursing Campus, came to assist our Cleaners with the initiative, so that more psychiatric patients could be pampered. Even Constance Molocwa, our Tsebo Cleaning Contract Manager at the Centre, took part in this moving initiative.|
|The Financial Team at the Stellenbosch Thorburn Office volunteered their time to pack food parcels at the Cape Town Convention Centre that was distributed to shelters and schools within impoverished communities as part of the Food Forward SA initiative in conjunction with the main sponsor – Pick ‘n Pay.|
|Fedics employees working at the RCS Golf Park in Cape Town donated and prepared refreshments that was handed out by the customer to the Robinhood Creche in Elsies Rivier, as well as to the homeless people living within the community (from Goodwood to Parow Station).|
|Our Fedics employees working at Sanlam, helped to create a festive spirit for our clients on Madiba Day. A number of our employees received ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ awards for making a difference in the lives of Sanlam employees.|
|Tsebo Facility Management employees working at the Lentegeur Public Private Partnership, volunteered their time to pack and distribute treat packs for the children patients of the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre and the Solomon’s Haven Orphanage situated within the Mitchells Plain area. The team thoroughly enjoyed spending their 67 minutes to make the day special for the children.|
|Through 435 servings and 120 food parcels, Tsebo Solutions Group catered for guests at this year’s 2018 Nelson Mandela SleepOut Movement event. In doing so, Tsebo was able to support the business community in their cause to create awareness and raise funds for food security and the plight of poverty in our country – matters that were of paramount importance in the heart of our former president, Nelson Mandela. A number of Tsebo Solutions Group employees also volunteered their time (pro bono) to assist at the events.|
Let’s make every day a Madiba Day and contribute to the upliftment of our rainbow nation!