The Clover Mama Afrika project has 41 Mamas throughout South Africa who care for more than 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly people by providing nutritious food daily.
The new school year is underway and the Peermont Childrens Trust (PCT), one of Peermont Global’s flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes, is once again busy giving less fortunate primary school learners new uniforms as part of its support of nine after school care centres in Ekurhuleni.
No longer simply the exploiters of resources and people, the mining industry in South Africa today invests R3.9-billion a year in corporate social investment projects, more than any other sector on the stock exchange. Most of this investment is in communities around the mines' operations.
A collaboration between a major paint brand and a local NGO has led to the transformation of dull and dreary walls into colourful and inspirational spaces conducive to the development of imagination and learning.
Thanks to funding from Chevrolet Ute Force, weekly music sessions are held at Othandweni Orphanage, where children learn about music, movement and more with Be Sharp Beetles.
The small village famous as the birth place of Nelson Mandela will soon have a school of science and technology. It is envisaged that the school will help improve South Africa’s education standing, and open the doors to more career options for poor rural youth.
• Maths, science teaching gets boost