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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


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

Transnet Foundation through its Education Portfolio continues to embark on programmes which improve the quality of the education system within the country. The portfolio has been running a project called Transnet Foundation Teachers Development Programme which offers support…

read more | 07-04-14

Transnet Bids Farewell to Dr Coetzee

“The one memory I will always carry around with me about Phelophepa is the morning when the then three coach train was stationed at Braamfontein for servicing in 1993. The people had heard the train was around and had gathered outside to receive treatment. We had to haul these coaches back to Johannesburg station and arranged a train to take all the patients to JHB as well.  However, at 24:00 that evening almost 1000 patients had spectacles and I had a shoe box full of cash for our optical services! 

Starting the 1994 journey with the officially inaugurated Transnet-Phelophepa comprising thirteen coaches, our first stop was in the Free State.  Early in the morning I looked out of my cubicle I found two queues; one for black people and another for white people. I quickly got over my shock, approached them, and I said that ‘this is the people’s train and we will only have one queue’. With that I had put the seal of Phelophepa and it has remained that way to this day ‘the people’s train’,” says the emotional Dr Coetzee.

She joined Transnet as punch operator/ data capturer in 1968, climbed steadily the ladder of success with positions such as chief librarian and head of corporate social investment in her pocket.…

read more | 07-04-14