Corporate Social Investment
Investing in the future of our country
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT TWO MOUNTAINS
The very nature of Two Mountains relies on the importance of Family and partnerships such as this one ensures that growth is achieved through coalitions with those around us.
Caring for our communities, our customers, partners and colleagues is at the heart of who we are and what we do. For over 20 years, we have established an ongoing commitment to operating as a socially responsible business and we have focused our efforts on cultivating culture of making meaningful contributions to communities in which we operate and serve. This ethic is driven across all facets of our business.
We also play an active role in helping build sustainable development within society by partnering with local suppliers and entrepreneurs in various industries and foster job creation through various opportunities.
MAKIN MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS
Two Mountains has cultivated a culture of making meaningful contributions by participating socially in our communities. This ethic is fed into our branches as they too are encouraged to be aware of the needs of their people. In the spirit of sustainable development, we plough back into the country’s socio-economy by supporting local entrepreneurs.
As part of our sustainable social and economic development plans, we pride ourselves with the creation of opportunities in our areas of operations to promote job creation and community engulfment. We also partner with local suppliers and industries to contribute to social development.
OUR CSI PROGRAMME
Two Mountains Celebrates Casual Day
A day filled with courage and kindness as we spend a day at Tshwane rehabilitation Hospital
Every first week of September, South Africans celebrate casual day – an initiative to raise funds and awareness for people living with disabilities. The awareness and fundraising project by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) gets a public contribution of R20.00 for a Casual Day sticker or “I have courage. I am kind” wristband. This year’s theme is “Courage + Kindness” to highlight the importance of people who are still supporting Casual Day in these trying times when we are in the midst of a global pandemic.
The proceeds of the donations are channeled to Persons with Disabilities at schools, homes and workshops represented by the participating beneficiary organizations. The project also supports the disability units of 11 universities, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Two Mountains showed its Courage and Kindness by donating cosmetics to the people living with Disability at the Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital. We believe in the upliftment and transformation of people living with disability so that they can overcome the barriers of social and economic exclusion.
You can show your support by purchasing your casual day sticker online or from participating retail stores, participating companies, their 600+ beneficiary NGOs and participating schools nationwide.
Child Abuse Awareness Campaign – iGagasi Primary School
“Heritage Reading Child Abuse Awareness Campaign”.
On the 29 September 2021, Two Mountains sponsored a CSI initiative at Gagasi Primary School with the theme: “Heritage Reading Child Abuse Awareness Campaign”.
The campaign focused on encouraging learners to read books and raised awareness on child sexual abuse prevention and education in schools, home and in the community.
In 2016, the first-ever nationally representative study of child maltreatment in South Africa was published, showing that over 40% of young people have experienced some form sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect at some point in their lives. Recognizing the importance of literacy and child safety, Two Mountains is proud to have been part of this initiative.
CSI is a major cornerstone for good corporate citizenship and forms an integral part of corporate accountability. Two Mountains recognizes its responsibility as a corporate citizen towards its stakeholders and the communities within which it operates.
Two Mountains remains committed to sustainable development in aligning its corporate objectives to that of its performance as a corporate citizen.
Two Mountains donates JOJO Tank to Maake Community in Tzaneen
THE NEED: There is a growing water shortage identified in the Maake area in Tzaneen and one of the villages severely affected by this is the ‘Tikiline’ community.
OUR SOLUTION: Donation of a ‘Jojo’ tank to community.
OBJECTIVE: Foster community relations while solving for “real immediate needs”. Bring “OFSY” Ethos to the community by improving living conditions for greater sustainability.
Tzaneen Women in Farming (SEDA Program)
In line with our objective to grow presence and form strategic partnership within communities, Two Mountains in partnership will be donating and handing over X35 farming PPE’s to up-coming Women in Farming around the Tzaneen area, this is a farming programme powered by SEDA for community development within the Tzaneen region.
Mandela Day around
Every year, the Two Mountains group of companies campaign across 4 provinces to do its part in 67 minutes for Mandela Day. This is a day that all Two Mountains employees take time out to paint and clean care centres, donate food packages, blankets and bring smiles to children.
The Embassy and the Consulate of the Republic of Zimbabwe invited Two Mountains for a Golf Tournament at the Houghton Golf Club. Two Mountains sponsored a hole at this event as a token of appreciation to the Embassy. The Embassy supports Two Mountains immensely in approving permits for the transportation of human remains into Zimbabwe.
Mr Tumi Motsamai, Two Mountains Business Development Manager, said, “We had a great game and the people that will assist in our growth as a company, this could only leave me excited and leave me with hope.”
We are grateful to have taken part in this tournament, and we do hope for more.
REACH FOR A DREAM
For over 30 years, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope to over 60,000 life-threatened children across South Africa with the goal to give the child courage to carry on their fight. During this time, more than 16,000 dreams have been fulfilled ranging from a bedroom makeover to arranging for a child to meet their favourite celebrity or fly in a plane.
Reach For a Dream is devoted to helping South African children from the ages of 3 to 18 fulfil their wishes as they fight through long-term sickness, like cancer, cystic fibrosis, leukaemia and various blood disorders. Founded in 1988, the organisation, through birthday parties, spa days and shopping sprees, has made dreams come true for little ones who don’t have the time or health to enjoy their childhood. The funds raised at the Golf Day will go towards supporting the NGO’s efforts.