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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…

 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…

 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…



The prestigious Transnet Rural and Farm Schools Tournament opening ceremony took place last night on 6 October 2014 at the Germiston Stadium in Gauteng and was a huge success with learners, coaches, and sports officials.

read more | 08-10-14

Learners from across the country unite for South Africa's greatest kick-off

The Transnet Rural and Farm Schools Tournament, now in its twelfth year, will see South Africa’s most skilled sporting stars come together in a three day long event this October. From 6 to 8 October 2014, South Africa’s young athletes will fight it out for the top spot in netball, athletics, football and chess competitions at Germiston Stadium.

This prestigious event will be attended by dignitaries, sport celebrities, leaders in the sports and education industry and Transnet executives at the Germiston Stadium, to support a growing and changing South Africa.

This annual sporting event begins with more than 22 000 learners from across the country, putting their talent and training to the test by competing in inter-house competitions. After months of hard work and many competitions, just 2 000 of these learners will make it to the final Transnet Rural and Farm Schools Tournament.

As you may know, South Africa is rich in sporting talent, but much of it sits undiscovered. Through this Tournament, schools, trainers and scouts are able to identify, cultivate and develop this gift.

Additionally, studies have shown team sports have a positive impact on the development of young people – overall, they do better academically and are more likely to matriculate,…

read more | 13-10-14