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.
The Phelophepa Health Trains brings health and hope to thousands of rural South Africans in need of access to health-care facilities.
Long before the dawn of South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Transnet Foundation recognised the abundance of football talent amongst its youth.
Although South Africa is rich in sporting talent, much of it goes undiscovered because it is hidden away in underdeveloped, far-flung areas and communities. Fortunately, our company does not shy away from these areas, but rather focuses on them and provide real opportunities to youth who fall outside the target areas of traditional sporting bodies. Through our Sport Development Programme, we can identify and develop young sports talent across the country and nurture it to excellence.
Our company’s Port Terminals (TPT) department recently launched its flagship student exposure programme called AIM in KwaZulu-Natal. The intention of this programme is to give youth residing in South Africa’s port cities access to the world of operations, maritime logistics, and the blue economy.
Our company’s flagship CSI project, the Phelophepa healthcare trains, also known as Phelophepa I and II, provide services to rural and semi-rural communities along our operating lines and runs from January to September every year. Both trains are equipped with 19 coaches and state-of-the-art medical facilities, such as a dental clinic, eye clinic, health clinic, psychology clinic, and a pharmacy. Both trains also comprise of a fully equipped kitchen car, dining car, management coach (with boardroom), laundry coach, accommodation coaches (with restrooms), and transports 22 permanent passengers.