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 Phelophepa Train Website

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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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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

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…

read more | 30-09-16

Phelophepa Health Pioneers on Track

'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.

Last month, Phelophepa II began its 35-week journey in Nelson Mandela Bay, docking at Swartkops Station (January 23 to February 3). The train will remain in the Eastern Cape until March 17, before travelling on to the Free State, North West Province and the Western Cape.

Phelophepa (pronounced pay-lo-pe-pa), means “good, clean health” in Tswana and Sotho dialects. It takes the form of health, dental and visual screening, and basic health education, in state-of-the-art on-board facilities for thousands of people who would not ordinarily have access to these services.

“There are no doctors on the train,” Transnet Foundation’s operations manager for Phelophepa Onke Mazibuko said.

“Phelophepa follows a primary health care model. It has dentists and oral hygienists, psychologists and counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists and optical dispensers. They are mostly final- year students or interns.”

tence since 1994 and with more than 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers, the train is more than a mobile hospital.

It also provides outreach and educational programmes and has reached more than 20 million people thus far, making it the world’s biggest mobile clinic.


read more | 16-02-17