Transnet Foundation

About Us

About Us

Bringing about permanent change for a successful society

There are so many people out there in need of help. But caregiving, as a once-off act of kindness, unfortunately doesn’t go very far.

Reaching out is something that needs to be ongoing for its impact to be truly felt. This is the thought upon which our social investment vehicle, the Transnet Foundation, was built.

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Who We Are

Who we Are?

There are so many people out there in need of help.Reaching out is something that needs to be ongoing for its impact to be truly felt. This is the thought upon which our social investment vehicle, the Transnet Foundation, was built.

Objectives

The Transnet Foundation's objectives are aligned with Transnet’s overall corporate social investment, which is to deliver sustainable developmental projects through the efficient use of resources.

Portfolios

The Phelophepa Health Trains – the first healthcare clinic on wheels.

Bringing About Permanent Change for a Successful Society

At the Transnet Foundation, we believe investing in the people of South Africa is the foundation of the country’s economic success and sustainability as a whole. We are dedicated to building a healthier, better educated, safer and more skilled population that is positive about our country and motivated to grab the opportunities that empower them to live fulfilled lives. People who believe in themselves and in the future are the building blocks of South Africa’s economic success. To reach this goal, we focus on projects that change people’s lives for the better.

Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

As a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm of the Transnet (SOC) Limited, we are a specialist unit charged with administering and executing its social investment strategy. We have invested in more than five portfolios, in line with our mandate from our principals. These are Education, Health, Sports, Arts and Culture, Container Assistance as well as the Grants and Donations portfolios.

Transnet (SOC) Limited

Our overall strategy supports the government’s growth strategy, achieved through investing in infrastructure, and is a key component of enabling the aspirations of the New Growth Plan. Transnet (SOC) Limited, through us at the Transnet Foundation, continues to play a pivotal role in support of the government’s drive for an infrastructure investment-led economic growth.

At the Foundation

At the Foundation our thirst to reach South Africa’s remote rural communities - in our quest to lend a helping hand - is unquenchable. It is a mandate we hold true and upon which we place a high value. Our dedication to deliver successful, sustainable projects focused on less privileged communities, the creation of employment, and the facilitation of skills development, is invioble.

Education, Healthcare, Sports

Our caregiving spans through education, healthcare, sports and; container infrastructure, with special projects benefitting impoverished communities. While we have a national CSI footprint, we also place particular emphasis on areas that are close to our business operations.

Consistent Caregiving

We recognise that South Africa is a country of mixed fortunes, with a sizeable number of people pressingly in need of help, but caregiving needs to be ongoing and consistent for it to make a lasting impact, and it is according to this principle upon which the track of our orbit is laid.

Our Goal

  • Bringing About Permanent Change for a Successful Society

    We recognise that South Africa is a country of mixed fortunes, with a sizeable number of people pressingly in need of help, but caregiving needs to be ongoing and consistent for it to make a lasting impact, and it is according to this principle upon which the track of our orbit is laid.

  • Employee volunteer groups

    The volunteering programme gives Transnet employees the opportunity to volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to help improve the communities in which Transnet operates, through infrastructure maintenance, adult education and sports coaching.

  • Phelophepa Health Train

    The Phelophepa Health Trains – the first healthcare clinic on wheels.The two Phelophepa Health Trains use the existing rail network to make quality medical care an accessible reality for many of South Africa’s remote communities, where there is often only a single doctor for every 5 000 people.

Our Focus

Rural and Farm Schools Sport Programme

Container Assistance Programme

The Phelophepa Health Trains

Employee Volunteer Programme

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