OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT MANTRA IS TO GIVE SO AS TO INSPIRE OTHERS.
Magalies Water plays a vital role in socio economic development of South Africa (SA). The organisation is committed to Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme which is line with the national government developmental priorities.
The mandate of Magalies Water is set out in Sections 29 and 30 of the Water Services Act. In addition to its mandate, the Shareholder acknowledges that Magalies Water has a strategic developmental role that may require decisions that are not always optimal from a commercial perspective, but contribute to National Government’s broader objectives of growth and development in South Africa and Africa. The following communities and organisations benefited from Magalies Water’s Corporate Social Investment Programme:
HIV/AIDS Home-based Care Training
Magalies Water runs an initiative that facilitates training for the up-skilling of home-based care givers of those who are infected by HIV/Aids. In the 2014/2015 financial year, 18 such home-based care givers were trained in the Tlhabane area.
Our capacity building programme is aimed at empowering graduate engineers through experiential training – that will help them turn their engineering knowledge into marketable skills. The programme also provides them with exposure to relevant engineering practices under the mentorship of senior engineers.
Following a strict selection process, ten graduates were recruited in the fields of civil and mechanical engineering in the 2014/2015 financial year. Nine of them were from the Tshwane University of Technology (TuT) and one from the University of Pretoria. Our current capital expansion programme implementation created an ideal, hands-on and practical learning environment for these candidates.
Our enterprise development programme is aimed at developing unemployed youth by first teaching them creative or other client services skills. This includes the likes of bead work, candle making, catering and décor, corporate gifts, accessories, events management, computer training and flower arrangement.
Immediately after, they are equipped with the necessary knowledge to turn their new skills into a business. Upon completion, some of them become entrepreneurs and some of them are given the opportunity to render services to Magalies Water.
Youth Career Advancement
This programme is aimed at giving our youth new hope – to start participating in our country’s economy. It equips them with the necessary tools to search and apply for jobs – and proactively pursue their career dreams. The training includes much-needed career seeking elements such as: CV development, preparation for job interviews, life and presentation skills, as well as job placement and career guidance.
Health and Environment Education
Specifically designed for youth in rural areas – the Magalies Water health and environment education programme aims to achieve two key outcomes. Firstly, it aspires to improve the mental and psychological health and wellbeing of our young people. Secondly, it serves to make them aware of why and how to care for our environment.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION
Magalies Water is privileged to be in a position to give back to the communities we operate within. In the past year, we were fortunate enough to touch numerous lives through CSI initiatives that were carried out at some of the municipalities.
Moses Kotane local municipality
On the 29th of April 2019 Magalies Water handed over three houses, three chicken hatcheries and offered 20 chicken to three fortunate members of Mabalstaad village in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality. This project ultimately formed part of our CSI initiative which holds the mantra of ploughing the good into communities and therefore empowering them.
Bele-Bela Local Municipality
Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) concrete toilets with cisterns and wash basins were installed at Tsakane Village to address sanitation issues. These VIP toilets will benefit 50 households.
City of Tshwane Municipality
A proper paypoint is currently under construction at Ramotse Village to create a safe and secure method to pay out funds to pensioners. As soon as the project is completed in the next financial year, no less than 150 pensioners will benefit from it.
Modimolle Local Municipality
A leaking reservoir was resealed in the Alma Village and an additional storage capacity of 3ML/day was created. A total of 1 553 community members are now benefiting from the increased water supply capacity.
Moretele Local Municipality
Water storage and supply capacity was increased at the Mogogelo Village. This directly touches the lives of more than 2300 community members.
Rustenburg Local Municipality
Through additional water connections from the Rustenburg Local Municipality, 786 members of the Lekgalong community now have access to water consistently.