Around 1.5% of our workforce are individuals with disabilities. They work in our cleaning, catering, managerial, customer liaison, finance and corporate services divisions. Our Disability Programme equips disabled staff members with vital skill sets to guarantee personal growth.
In 2011, we accelerated this effort by introducing the Tsebo Disabled Learnership Programme, fast-tracking 40 disabled employees in an intensive development programme. The most promising individual also qualified for a fully funded bursary to earn a widely recognised 3-year Chef’s qualification. We have made physical alterations to our sites in order to accommodate disabled staff.
Additionally, we sponsor several charities that assist disabled people. One example is a school in Tongaat in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The school houses 300 children from Grade R up to Matric. These children have different disabilities and most of them require 24-hour attention. Tsebo renovated the school and assisted the school with planting a vegetable garden.