SECUNDA – Sasol hosted a recognition ceremony for 99 emerging farmers from the Gert Sibande District Municipality.
They recently completed the Sasol Farmers Development programme (Iphepe). At the same event, 30 individuals from 10 Non-Profit Organisations from the Lekwa Municipality who took part in the Sasol Institution Capacity Building programme were also recognised. To date, this programme has capacitated 86 NPOs in Govan Mbeki Municipality. It also capacitated 10 in the Lekwa Municipality focusing mainly on Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs).
“It is when I get involved in social initiatives that empower, enable and recognise people that I have a sense of fulfilment that is immeasurable. Therefore, I work for Sasol.” Mashudu Ndou, VP/Head of Community Affairs, pleasantly said.
As a corporate citizen, Sasol believes that skills development is an enabler for economic inclusion and growth. The complementary need for a skilled workforce around our operations. The needs of our local fence-line communities for access to socio-economic opportunities. The rising unemployment rate continues to foster our passion to contribute to an enabling environment. This is to gain lifelong skills that allow them to take part actively in economy.
“We align our social investment activities to the Sustainable Development Goals. Eight and 10 priorities while responding to local realities with investments prioritise in our fence-line communities,” concluded Ndou.
Sasol also handed over a cheque for funding to Topsy Foundation and Ithemba Lesizwe. Topsy is Sasol’s implementing partner of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Care (OVCs) and Support Programme. Ithemba Lesizwe implements a Support Group Programme for Rehabilitated Substance Addicts in the Govan Mbeki Municipality.