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 Football School of Excellence

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 Phelophepa Train Walk-through

Phelophepa Train Walk-through

 Grants and Donations

Community-based and non-profit organisations play a crucial role in uplifting impoverished communities. Once-off funding is granted to deserving projects in the areas of health, education, sport, containerised…

 Health Portfolio

The Phelophepa Health Trains brings health and hope to thousands of rural South Africans in need of access to health-care facilities. These eighteen coach trains, with theirits twenty resident staff members,…

 Education Portfolio

When we ponder on the past lack of educational opportunities for some of our South African youths, it’s clear that we have so much to celebrate. There are many inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles,…

 Sports Portfolio

Long before the dawn of South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Transnet Foundation recognised the abundance of football talent amongst its youth. The company initiated the Rural and Farm Schools…

 Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development (SEID)

Retired freight containers get a new lease on life to deliver services to most outlying rural communities. Our Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development programme has refocused its efforts on safety and…

 Employee Volunteer Programme

There’s an African proverb that says;: ''It takes a village to raise a child''. At the Transnet Foundation, colleagues are now adding a second line to that piece of wisdom;: ''... but what does it take…

2017 Phelophepa Schdule

SAFA / Transnet Football School of Excellence


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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,…

read more | 23-05-17

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.

read more | 16-02-17

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.

read more | 04-11-16

Sparking a reading revolution

Given the low interest and competency in reading, the Department of Basic Education (DoE) launched several campaigns in 2015 to bring back the love of reading to South African children. The Transnet Foundation has heeded the call from Minister Angie Motshekga for corporate organisations to be involved in a programme to supply mobile libraries as part of its reading campaigns.

To date, the Foundation has supplied mobile libraries and books to 25 schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo at a total cost of R2.5 million. “We handled the distribution systematically. Our first point of call was to discuss our intent with the DoE and select schools. We chose areas that are in close proximity to Transnet’s mega-projects. The Foundation did not decide on the titles of the books; we receive a catalogue of the books
required from the DoE, and we then purchase them for the schools. Depending on the number of learners, we supply five to eight mobile units per school,” says Theresa Moila, Senior Manager of Transnet Foundation’s Education Portfolio.

This ad hoc initiative by the foundation’s education portfolio speaks to a national education need that extends far deeper than just the supply of books. It relates to igniting a reading culture. “Many schools don’t have libraries. It…

read more | 15-06-17