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 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…

 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 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 service 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 to raise…

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The Grants and Donations portfolio, a special unit within the Transnet Foundation, has continued on a clear trajectory of uplifting communities in need through funding community focused organisations and initiatives whose sole objectives have been to make this world a better…

read more | 20-04-16

The annually held Transnet Leadership and Life Skills Camp kicked off to a lot of fanfare at the Bon HON Hotel Riviera, in the Vaal. From the 29th of March to the 6th of April, a group of 40 learners will be hosted by Transnet Foundation and facilitated and managed by Vaiti…

read more | 11-04-16

Transnet Foundation has been very active in all nine South African provinces including KwaZulu Natal where our Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP) has been in action since 2012 touching many souls in need and transforming a number of infrastructures from schools to old people’s…

read more | 09-03-16

Transnet’s Phelophepa Health Trains on track to reach 12 million patients

So far, the trains have reached a combined 11.7 million patients since inception directly. In conjunction with the Phelophepa run outreach programmes, it is estimated that over 20 million people have been reached.

Welcoming patients onto Phelophepa I in Klerksdorp Station in the North West Province, Ms Mabaso said Phelophepa, which is dubbed “Train of Hope” has been making a difference to the lives of millions of South Africans in greatest need of primary healthcare, since 1994. After Klerksdorp, Phelophepa I will move to Koster in North West where it will spend two weeks. Phelophepa II is currently in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

The Phelophepa Healthcare train project is comprises of two train sets that use Transnet Freight Rail’s existing infrastructure to deliver vital comprehensive primary healthcare services to communities mostly in remote rural areas. The train targets communities that would otherwise not have access to primary healthcare facilities.

Freight Rail is Transnet’s rail freight division and its biggest in terms of employees, contribution to revenue and capital expenditure.

Phelophepa I started in 1994 and in 2012 Transnet launched Phelophepao II which doubled the reach to close to 400 000 patients a year. Both trains were built and are maintained at Transnet Engineering, Transnet’s manufacturing and engineering division. Each train travels and services patients over a period of 36 weeks every year.

Phelophepa I and II, which operate simultaneously, have a staff compliment of 40 full-time employees each, complemented by at team of 40 volunteer students who are rotated on a two- weekly basis. The majority of the students are in healthcare disciplines in various universities in South Africa and abroad.

“We’re particularly proud of the role that these trains have played in the development and advancement of medical professionals in the country. So far, close to 4 000 students have received experiential training opportunities on Phelophepa,” said Ms Mabaso.

Currently, about 90% of the staff have come through this training pipeline, while the rest have been absorbed by the broader healthcare industry. “The latter, fills us with great pride”, she added.

Phelophepa is Transnet’s flagship community development  initiative and is operated by the Transnet Foundation – Transnet’s specialist unit for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Their extensive community outreach programmes include on-board primary healthcare, dental…

read more | 28-04-16



Phelophepa I

Where: Koster (North West) Starts: 02-05-16
Ends: 06-05-16
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Phelophepa Ii

Where: Waterval Boven (Mpumalanga) Starts: 02-05-16
Ends: 06-05-16
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Where: Mahikeng (North West) Starts: 09-05-16
Ends: 13-05-16
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