Coega is making a difference to the elderly & young in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) today gave much needed support in the form of blankets and wheelchairs to the community of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape during a visit to NU 1 at the Department of Labour offices.
The CDC donated 50 blankets and five wheelchairs to Masibambisane Home Based Centre in Mdantsane during a special heartening ceremony today.
“CDCs Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme seeks to change and improve the lives of our communities in all areas where we are implementing projects including Coega IDZ’s adjacent areas in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Our involvement with Masibambisane is premised on working together with Stakeholders in making a difference,” said Thandi Rayi, CDC CSI Manager.
Masimbambisane is a non-governmental organisation or NGO.
“Our mobile science lab programme is already assisting seven high schools, namely Vulamazibuko HS, Lumko HS, David Mama HS, Ulwazi HS, Unathi HS, Sandisiwe HS and Mzokhanyo HS all coming from the Mdantsane area. We believe in local beneficiation in all CSI projects,” added Rayi.
Proceedings today saw the event embraced by several stakeholders ranging from the Department of Labour, Department of Social Development and local ward councillors.
Nokuzola Ndoya, one of the wheelchair beneficiaries said, “I am thankful to Coega and Masibambisane for the wheelchair they have given me. When you are disabled and you find it difficult to move around, a wheelchair changes your whole life.”
The donation forms part of several life-changing community and upliftment programmes driven by the CDC’s CSI programmes.
Masibambisane Home Based Care is registered under the Department of Social Development. The centre provides care and support to HIV/Aids infected and affected people. They also care for orphans and vulnerable children.
“Today’s activities validate our commitment to local communities. We understand the intrinsic social fibre that connects us with these communities,” said Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, head of CDC Marketing and Communications. “In addition, Coega will continue to work with the communities in order to tackle the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty.”
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), South Africa’s leader in socio-economic growth and development, is continuing to show commitment in community upliftment.
The month long public participation meetings for the IDP, Budget Review and Annual Report, which kicked off in Joe Slovo Township on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, have generated much enthusiasm and active participation among residents of Nelson Mandela Bay.
Through the assistance of Masifunde Learner Development, Manelisi Billy (20) and Sarah Fina (18), who passed their matric exams at the end of last year, will be heading off to Germany next week (Monday 9th March) to participate in the weltwärts reverse programme.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will host a music workshop over 4 days from the 3 - 6 March 2015.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Director for Water and Sanitation Services, Barry Martin and Municipal Communications Spokesperson, Roland Williams...
The causeway between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach in Jeffreys Bay will continue to be repaired from Tuesday, with officials saying the repairs could last until the end of March.
Protesters in East London have barricaded an intersection in Bonza Bay road, Beacon Bay and are disrupting motorists as they burn tyres, cement blocks and other materials.
The Safety and Security Directorate has unveiled a plan to deploy beachfront safety officers during the summer season to patrol beaches and major parks.
The refurbishment of the Tramways Building, which was initiated in 2012/13, is due for completion in 2015/16.
- NMMU students bag Mandela Rhodes Scholarships for postgraduates
- Goods worth R52 000 recovered after detectives track down housebreaking suspect via stolen phone
- It's a lie! Dept of Basic Education says it never lowered Maths pass mark to 20%
- Body of man found in Uitenhage with stab wound
- Armed hijackers who shot at police slapped with a combined 120 years behind bars