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Uniting South Africa through sport

Posted By: Satish.Marru@transnet.net

14.07.2020

Although South Africa is rich in sporting talent, much of it goes undiscovered because it is hidden away in underdeveloped, far-flung areas and communities. Fortunately, our company does not shy away from these areas, but rather focuses on them and provide real opportunities to youth who fall outside the target areas of traditional sporting bodies. Through our Sport Development Programme, we can identify and develop young sports talent across the country and nurture it to excellence.

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Ready, AIM, work

Ready, AIM, work

Our company’s Port Terminals (TPT) department recently launched its flagship student exposure programme called AIM in KwaZulu-Natal. The intention of this programme is to give youth residing in South Africa’s port cities access to the world of operations, maritime logistics, and the blue economy.

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By: Foundation

13.07.2020

On track: Maintaining high standards for quality healthcare

On track: Maintaining high standards for quality healthcare

Our company’s flagship CSI project, the Phelophepa healthcare trains, also known as Phelophepa I and II, provide services to rural and semi-rural communities along our operating lines and runs from January to September every year. Both trains are equipped with 19 coaches and state-of-the-art medical facilities, such as a dental clinic, eye clinic, health clinic, psychology clinic, and a pharmacy. Both trains also comprise of a fully equipped kitchen car, dining car, management coach (with boardroom), laundry coach, accommodation coaches (with restrooms), and transports 22 permanent passengers.

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By: Foundation

13.07.2020

Investing in the future of our country’s children

Investing in the future of our country’s children

With the scarcity of talent and learner support opportunities in South Africa, it is essential for companies to ensure continuous availability of scarce skills to trigger and sustain economic growth. The Transnet Orphaned Youth Education Development Programme (OYEDP) is a critical talent lever to enable our communities to meet the country’s objectives of taking caring of its youth. This programme, which is funded by our Foundation, is targeted to impoverished and vulnerable youth who demonstrate academic potential. The programme comprises of comprehensive packages that cover both financial and developmental support throughout their study periods.

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By: Satish.Marru@transnet.net

13.07.2020

Sparking a reading revolution

Sparking a reading revolution

Reading skills are vital for improving the literacy and numeracy skills of learners at all levels. Unfortunately, only 14% of South Africans read books and less than 10% of parents read to their children. Enter the Transnet Foundation’s mobile library programme… aimed at kickstarting a reading phenomenon.

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By: Transnet Foundation

15.06.2017

Transnet launches multi-agency community centre in Idondotha community

Transnet launches multi-agency community centre in Idondotha community

Transnet Foundation’ Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development (SEID) portfolio in partnership with the Education portfolio today launched its maiden career exhibition programme at Idondotha community where it is also developing a community centre in the KwaMthethwa area, in Empangeni.

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By: Transnet Foundation

23.05.2017

'Good, clean health' on rails

'Good, clean health' on rails

FOR nine months of every year, Phelophepa I and II travel the country, spending one or two weeks at 40 stations countrywide reaching almost 400 000 underprivileged people through its on-board and community outreach programmes.

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By: Transnet Foundation

20.04.2017

Phelophepa Health Pioneers on Track

Phelophepa Health Pioneers on Track

FOR nine months of every year, Phelophepa I and II travel the country, spending one or two weeks at 40 stations countrywide reaching almost 400 000 underprivileged people through its on-board and community outreach programmes.

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By: Transnet Foundation

16.02.2017

The Power of History

The Power of History

George's youth got to experience the power of historyFrom the 27th of October to the 2nd of November over 1 000 grade five and nine learners from schools in George were treated to a tour of the Transnet Transport Museum.

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04.11.2016

Transnet Annual Sport Tournament

Transnet Annual Sport Tournament

Although South Africa is rich in sporting talent, much of it goes undiscovered because it is hidden away in underdeveloped and rural communities. There are many opportunities for young sportsmen and women to develop and showcase their abilities, but most of the infrastructure for this is centred in urban and developed areas.

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By: Transnet Foundation

30.09.2016

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