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 Health Portfolio

The Phelophepa Health Train brings health and hope to thousands of rural South Africans in need of access to health care facilities. This eighteen coach train, with its nineteen resident staff members,…

 Education Portfolio

When we ponder on the past lack of opportunities regarding education 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, Transnet recognised the abundance of football talent amongst its youth. The company initiated the Rural and Farm Schools Programme…

 Container Assistance Programme

Retired freight containers get a new lease on life to deliver service to most outlying rural communities. Our Container Assistance Programme has refocused its efforts on safety and security, building police…

 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 to raise…

 Grants and Donations

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

News


In the month of March 2014, Transnet SOC Ltd will bid farewell to one of its passionate and dedicated long serving member of staff Dr Lynette Coetzee. Dr Coetzee is founder and project manager of the ‘train of hope’ Phelophepa and Portfolio manager for Health, at the Transnet…

read more | 07-04-14

Transnet’s Corporate Social Investment contribution towards social and economic upliftment of the country continues to impact both individuals and organisations. One recipient was Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), a non-profit organisation founded in…

read more | 07-04-14

Three years ago Transnet Foundation set in motion projects aimed at providing infrastructure and basic services to remote rural communities through constructing centres and approaching service providers that would help deliver safety and security services, as well as social…

read more | 07-04-14

Enriching the Lives and Well-being of Communities

The Transnet Foundation, which is the driving force behind Transnet’s community assistance initiatives, spends close to R160 million per year on community projects and non – commercial sponsorships.

As part of our efforts to fight food poverty, the Transnet Foundation will today, 23 April 2014 launch a food garden project (which includes training) in the area of Ximungwe Ireagh in Mpumalanga. The programme aims to tackle hunger and poverty issues on three fronts; food distribution, income support and nutrition education – all guided by research.

 Beyond the garden and as part of the outreach programme, the Transnet Foundation will undertake activities to meet the following objectives:

  • To improve availability and accessibility of sustainably produced nutritious food by promoting the local production and distribution of healthy food.
  •  To build evidence-based knowledge by conducting research on the intersection of food, nutrition and community subsistence agriculture.
  • To raise public awareness, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and…

read more | 24-04-14