|Corporate Social Responsibility
Credit Guarantee’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme is managed by a committee made up of an executive director, two EXCO members and staff.
Every year this committee faces ever changing and considerable challenges in identifying worthy beneficiaries of the CSI allocation.
In principle, we try to limit cash donations and to direct the greater portion of the budget towards projects that prove to have an immediate, visible and longer term benefit to the communities they serve.
The scope of our CSI programme covers the following segments:
- Development Programmes
- Job creation
The majority of the CSI Programmes’ budget is allocated to bursaries, which encompasses the education and skills training facets of the programme. They are offered to both internal as well as external candidates. External bursaries are offered to students who are studying Credit Management and / or Export Management.
“Doing is so much better than talking.”
Credit Guarantee Corporate Social Investment Report – 2012
Total budget – R2,000,000
Bursaries – R500,000 Virtually 100% of this amount is allocated to support black students through schooling years (Primary and Senior) as well as College or Varsity education.
Corporate Social Investment – R1, 500,000
Credit Guarantee has a stated objective NOT to sign a cheque and hand it over to a nominated charity or benevolent society. Only nominal donations are made in lieu of infrastructure development and then again only to organisations such as SACET / WWF; CANSA; SPCA etc.
Credit Guarantee has a 100% success rate in developing infrastructure with clearly measureable benefits to the ‘communities’ they serve.
General Project Expenditure
Environmental and Compassionate Grounds
Black Eagle Conservation Project – Roodekrans. : R41, 959. New installation and supply of live webcams to monitor the breeding cycle of the Black Eagles which is streamed across the world
Their objectives are:
- To educate and inform the public about the Black Eagles and raptors in general.
- To conserve and secure the Black Eagles in the Walter Sisulu (Witwatersrand) National Botanical Garden for future generations to enjoy.
- To monitor and obtain vital information on their breeding cycle
Barking Mad Kennels: Rescues, takes care and rehomes abandoned animals. : R4, 200 was for a sponsorship of a kennel for a year.
SACET / WWF: R150, 000. Sponsorship in respect of the black ranger training and community development projects from where the rangers originate.
Stop Rhino Poaching: R11, 580. Purchase and supply of integrity fence testers for a reserve as well as a 3G Laptop for tracking purposes.
FreeMe - is a rehabilitation centre for indigenous wildlife based in the north of Johannesburg.
R27, 867 was spent on the much needed repairs and maintenance to staff ablutions as well as cages for various species of birds / amphibians etc.
They - Rescue: Orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles. Rehabilitate: With the help of local veterinarians they provide specialised treatment, care and rehabilitation. Release: Their ultimate aim is to release wildlife back into its natural habitat. Releases take place in carefully chosen areas including reserves and conservancies.
St Francis Hospice (PE): R1, 600 Golf Day sponsorship to raise funds for the hospice.
St Luke’s Hospice (CT): R5, 000. Donation to the St Luke’s Hospice Tree of Lights campaign. This is their annual charity event for fundraising.
CANSA: R20, 000. Donation in support of cancer research and palliative care.
Soccer Scene: R 27, 750. This was for the purchase of Aids Day T Shirts for a Lead SA initiative on the 1 Dec 2012.
House of Impact Senior Citizen Day: R 22, 500. About 150 (less privileged) senior citizens from various homes for the aged and from all race groups are treated to a day of pampering, good food and a small gift. This event is held at the end of the year to try and make the festive season for the senior citizens a bit more bearable.
St Georges Football Club, Mayfair: R14, 140. The football club provides an opportunity for children and youngsters to be a part of a community and team. Credit Guarantee pays for the affiliation fees, referees fees and training fees, as well as purchased the much needed equipment.
Flames of Fire Football Club, Soweto: R31, 938. Flames of Fire also takes kids of various ages, trains and kits them out. CGIC provided, kit, boots, training aids, trainer aids, training equipment.
Kagiso Striders Athletic Club, Soweto: R9, 898. This is a fully registered athletics club is based in Kagiso on the West Rand of JNB. They cater for youngsters and adults whom 75 % of them come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provided running vests, shorts and participant gazebos
Schools / Education
Thobeka Primary School, Zone 6 Meadowlands Soweto: R286, 309.
- Refurbished concrete flooring and retiled (vinyl) 12 classrooms
- Installed Pre-fabricated classroom for Grade R’s.
- Paved pathway and assembly area in front of new class.
- Provided school furniture for new classroom.
- Erected 300sq metre ‘car port’ structure to provide shelter for numerous school functions, assemblies, prayer meetings, community meetings etc.
- Proper Netball court presently being laid
Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo Soweto: R108, 018.
- Provision of new desks and chairs from Grade 1 up to Grade 7 (654 units) including new teacher desks and chairs.
Thathezako Primary School, Dobsonville Soweto : R227, 208
- Refurbished (potholed) concrete floors and retiled (vinyl) of 6 classrooms.
- Repainted and restored walls and doors / frames of classes.
- Refurbished roof and ceiling of passage to classes.
- Retiled and refurbished tiling in admin block.
- Paved (dustbowl) area of playground 240 sq metres.
- Erected ‘car port’ over the paved area to accommodate learners who are part of the schools feeding scheme.
- Bought and supplied Eco friendly benches and tables for the feeding scheme.
Royal Drakensburg Primary School / Khanyisela Project, Northern Drakensburg – R76, 699.
This is an independent primary school opened in 2007 in a rural area of the Northern Drakensberg. They cater for children from Grade 000 up to Grade 6. The school caters for a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. This was a new project for 2012. This is what we did:
- Provided and installed a suitable fence around school grounds.
- Jungle gyms and playground equipment.
- Plastic tables and chairs for pre-schoolers.
- Bookcases and cupboards.
- Kitchen cupboards.
- JoJo Water tanks were also installed to capture and store rain water for vegetable garden irrigation.
- Patio roof and paving around classroom.
- Supplied mattresses
Footprint Hospice, Orlando Soweto: R20, 932
- Provided industrial steam press for bed linens.
- Emergency drug cabinet.
- Oxygen cylinder
- Double door fridge / freezer to store food for kitchen.
FWC Hospice, Hursthill: R160, 883. This is a 100 bed Hospice is situated in Hursthill one of the oldest suburbs of JHB. It cares for critically ill adults and children dying from a terminal illness. They provide a safe haven, medical care and food. The HIV/AIDS patients that are admitted to this hospice are turned around and sent home well enough to continue to care for themselves and their families.
To enable them to continue tier great work we assisted them with the following:
- Wardrobes for wards x 14 units
- Medical mattresses x 14
- Bedside lockers x 15
- Utility drug cabinet
- Large & small oxygen cylinder trolleys including oxygen cylinders
- Linen trolley x 2
- Pneumonia beds complete x 2
- Waterproofing of the hospice roof
Abraham Kriel, Langlaagte: R89, 270. This is a childcare facility that makes a difference in the lives of the children in their care as well as the affected families and communities.
- Refurbished flooring (tiled with porcelain) of 11 bedrooms
- Installed cupboards in 11 bedrooms
- Supplied 22 single base and mattress sets
Thandanani Shelter, Zandspruit: R28, 611.
- Refurbished and installed new cupboards in girls and boys living areas. These are children without parents or homes.
Food Deliveries / Feeding Schemes
- Footprint Hospice : R24, 173
- Sparrow : R25, 664
- FWC Hospice – R23, 656
- Ikholwa : R 22, 956
- Salvation Army : R 15, 278
- Baragwanath Hospital Comforts : R 27, 128