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AS A COMMITTED AND RESPONSIVE CORPORATE CITIZEN, WE INVESTED R18,9 MILLION IN FY2019 IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES GLOBALLY, WITH R14 MILLION INVESTED IN DISADVANTAGED SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITIES.
The Letsema Khanyisa and Letsema Sizwe trusts prioritise education and skills development, with the Letsema Sizwe Trust funding three flagship community initiatives – Tomorrow Trust, Technology Research Activity Centre (“TRAC”) and the Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards. The Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund is used to encourage employee volunteering.
Board members are actively involved in CSR activities by sitting on panels where required and visiting some of the initiatives.
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The Murray & Roberts Child Welfare Fund raises donations using the employee payroll. The Group matches raised funds and donates them to early childhood development interventions.
The University of Stellenbosch’s TRAC programme provides mobile science laboratories for schools. Over the next three years, we will sponsor the laboratories in Musina and Kuruman, near two Murray & Roberts Cementation projects.
The annual awards support sports development among
disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. The 2018 Jack Cheetham Award winner was INK Hockey Club, which promotes hockey development and has resulted in learners obtaining bursaries at top academic institutions. Made for More, an organisation that empowers and equips the differently abled to pursue sporting careers won the Letsame Award.
RUC Cementation is sponsoring Fire Tech Australia, a leading STEM education provider. STEM United, is a school programme aimed at promoting careers in STEM. It introduces Year 9 students in Western Australia to the world of robotics and drones. By the end of 2019, the programme will have reached over 6 000 students. RUC Cementation’s R367 348 investment will enable Fire Tech to offer free STEM sessions to less privileged schools.
Murray & Roberts Cementation donated R500 000 to the Stanley & Daphne Nkosi Foundation. The foundation in partnership with Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and the Gauteng Department of Health have built a Haematology and Oncology facility to care for patients with related diseases.
MRPE invested R1,1 million in the construction of Setungwane Crèche in Lephalale in the Limpopo province. Around 100 children attend the crèche.
The Letsema Khanyisa Trust provides the children of
qualifying employees with scholarships at secondary and
tertiary academic institutions.
The Tomorrow Trust provides Saturday and holiday supplementary school programmes for vulnerable children. In many instances, the programmes provide the only effective lessons for learners.
We are sponsoring the academic and athletic
of 50 young disadvantaged scholars at Vorentoe secondary school. Our investment covers accommodation, food, schooling and training. Former learner, Tshwanelo Maruping, recently received an athletic scholarship to study at the Central Arizona College, USA.
The Clough Foundation supports organisations, communities and causes that provide sustainable benefits to society and represent the company’s diverse operations. During the year, Clough continued to support Role Models & Leaders Australia’s Girls Academy. Girls academy is an in-school program that runs from grade 7 to grade 12 and increases the skills, employability, mental health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls throughout Australia – providing them with better opportunities to contribute to the social and economic outcomes of the community.
CSI initiatives at Cementation Americas comprise only employee community involvement to raise funds for a variety of charities supporting youth, sports, community and indigenous development.