Corporate Social Responsibility

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Making a Difference

Transaction Capital Recoveries believes in giving back, and making a contribution towards the development of our country. As a corporate citizen, we seek to promote people-centered, needs-driven sustainable development of communities. Our Community Vision of being a compassionate South African company helps determine and guide our key priorities. We play a small but effective part in the selected development of underprivileged citizens focusing on the following areas.

Education – we are passionate about improving school-based education as well as infrastructure and capacity building to enable quality education, and developing future
leaders for the benefit of our country.
– We see ourselves as a South African citizen and our employees are encouraged to be involved in a variety of charitable initiatives.

Our key priorities are determined by our community vision of being a compassionate South African company, which plays a small but effective part in the selected development of underprivileged citizens and are focused on the following areas:

Our “Education is Key” initiatives

“Education is Key” is our flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) project launched in 2012. Through this initiative, we have aided Julius Sebolai, a primary school, based in Braamfischerville, Soweto. Our aim is to :

– use skills and competencies within our business to enhance the selected school’s administration;
– further develop the Principal’s leadership skills;
– offer the teachers opportunities to improve their skills;
– provide learning support to the learners;
– improve the general circumstances of the learners; and
– create a fun environment conducive to learning.

Over the years, we have assisted the Julius Sebolai school with the following:

Bursaries – Every year the top performing learner at the school is awarded with a full high school bursary covering all their education needs for the duration of their high school term. Thus far four learners have been selected to attend Princess High, Roodepoort.

A Borehole – It’s a simple thing to turn on a tap, but without a water source it can make basic activities impossible. A borehole was installed so that learners and teachers have access to clean drinking water.

New Taps – After continuous theft of copper taps at the school, new taps made from a plastic polymer were installed, providing the school with an uninterrupted water supply.

Assembly area – A covered assembly area was constructed enabling the school to hold assembly sessions in an area protecting the learners from inclement weather conditions. This assembly area has been tiled, thanks to a generous donation of 79 tons of ceramic tiles donated by The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.

Janitorial Services – In addition to assisting with infrastructure development, a full-time maintenance person has been employed ensuring the proper maintenance of school resources.

A library has been established at the school and staffed with a full-time librarian. Regular campaigns are held to collect books and the library has thus far been stocked with 4,500 books.

Keeping Warm – gloves, beanies and scarves have been collected and donated to the school to assist learners with staying warm during cold winter days.

Best Teacher Award – to encourage the maintenance of a high standard of teaching and to boost teacher morale, a “Best Teacher Award” was introduced as part of the 2014 prize giving. This award includes a fully funded development course.

Learn to Knit – A community knitting group has been established, members of which are parents of the learners at the school who have been taught to knit and have also been supplied with bales of wool. This community knitting group now knit beanies, scarves and jerseys which they sell.

Disability Development Programme
We are committed to providing opportunities to all employees, despite personal circumstance or disabilities. Our Disability Development Programme provides formal qualifications enabling them to expand their knowledge and further their careers. Courses include:

– End User Computing Course with HCBS through the Vaal University of Technology;
– Business Presentation Skills courses; and
– Emotional Intelligence courses with the Maccauvlei Learning Academy.

Charitable Initiatives

We provide the platform for our employees to participate in and spearhead a variety of charitable initiatives, the aim of which is to encourage assisting those in our community who are less fortunate. Examples of initiatives we have participated in recently include:

Mandela Day – Every year employees selflessly participate in initiatives to aid those in need, like collecting non-perishable food stuff, cooking for the needy and volunteering at hospitals. In 2016 our branches collected over 2200 cans of non-perishable foods that were donated to local charities, including Sedibeng Children’s Haven, Hlatlaganya Drop in Center, Tshupe Hospice, Lakehaven Orphanage, UZINDIZO Shelter for Abused Women and Children, and the Christine Revell Children’s Home.

Cancer Awareness – Cancer has affected many of our employees and every year we support CANSA and Pink Drive with our Shavathon and Cupcakes for Cancer initiatives.

Dlala-nje Festive Gift Charity Drive – In 2014 employees donated more than 300 shoebox filled gift packs to the Dlala-nje Festive gift charity drive in Ponte City, Berea, Johannesburg.

Community Provision And Social Services (Compass) is a charitable organization that cares for babies, children and women who are from abused or abandoned and destitute backgrounds. In April 2016 we delivered groceries to the value of R10,000, as well as blankets, beanies, gloves, mattresses and party packs.

Little Rainbows crèche is situated in Eldorado Park, Soweto, and is a Non-Profit Organisation serving the community. In September 2016 we surprised children with 90 Happy Meals and donated 3 cabinets. We have pledged to assist with replacing the toilets, delivering groceries, and other projects that will benefit the children.

The Vuka Ntombazane Project was established by an employee and is aimed at providing dignity and support to young girls by making sure they able to go to school during their menstruation cycle. In August 2016 we contributed R30,000 towards this project.

Enterprise Development – We have aided in the development of many small businesses over the years providing a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Beneficiaries of our enterprise development include Solly & James Canteen (invested R1.1 million), Aahaah Shuttles (invested R43,000 for a vehicle) and Carmfort Carwash (invested R14,000 for materials).