Corporate Social Responsibility

RTMC’s Corporate Social Responsibility

Reaching communities, empowering people and transforming lives

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) believes in transforming the lives of the people living in the communities in which it operates, turning scars into stars, challenges into celebrations and problems into promises of a bright future for the citizens of South Africa.

The Corporation plays an important role in the transformation of its stakeholders and communities and aims to facilitate sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes.

Our CSR focus complements the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) as it highlights the focus arears mentioned as priorities of the NDP and MTSF. The NDP by outlining the vision for 2030 seeks to write a new story for South Africa. Therefore, the key priorities outlined in the NDP that influences the focus and implementation of the CSR programmes are economy and employment, improving education training and innovation, promoting health, building safer communities and transforming society and building the country.

The focus of the RTMC Corporate Social Responsibility programmes is not only on funding of projects, rather we are committed to being directly involved in our programmes, approaching every project with a view to facilitate sustainable development and self-sufficiency in the communities.

Our commitment to sustainably impacting and bringing a positive transformation to the lives of South Africans, embracing our people and communities with education and training, job creation, public health, community development and support, environmental conservation, sport, arts and culture.

While our commitment to enhancing the lives of all in South Africa, the greater need of vulnerable children, orphans, youth, rural, semi urban and previously disadvantaged communities and pensioners remains focal to our CSR programmes.

Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa has aligned itself with global practices over the last two decades. Therefore, RTMC has strengthened its focus on the importance of supporting the CSR function within the Corporation.

“If a brand genuinely wants to make a social contribution, it should start with who they are, not what they do. For only when a brand has defined itself and its core values can it identify causes or social responsibility initiatives that are in alignment with its authentic brand story.” Simon Mainwaring

Child Headed Households CSR Project


On the 04th March 2016 the Corporation together with the Department of Transport hosted the Deputy Ministers Child Headed Households Educare Project, which was focused on children and youth from Child Headed Households in the area of Nquthu, Kwa-Zulu Natal, who are affected by road safety and socio-economic challenges in the area. This assisted the learners from the school with lunch food packs to the most vulnerable learners form these households in the community.

School Shoes and Sponsorship CSR Project



Furthermore, the Corporation a school shoes donation and learner sponsorship Corporate Social Investment Project in the rural Mahlatjane Village, Limpopo Province. The project took place on the 18th March 2016 and the purpose of the project was to provide the most vulnerable learners at the school with school shoes. Two hundred (200) learners were the beneficiaries of the initiative.

Free Eye Testing and Spectacles CSR



Furthermore, the Corporation in together with Nissan South Africa hosted a “Free Eye Testing and Spectacles” Corporate Social Investment Project in the rural Lulekani, Matiko Xhikaya Village in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province. The project took place on the 29th of September 2015 and the purpose of the project was to provide free eye testing to the learners in grade 11 and 12 at the school, this was aimed to assist the learners to know the state of their vision, provide with referrals and free spectacles to the learners with impaired vision and to also assist to contribute towards the readiness of the learners for their final exams commencing in the month of October 2015.

RTMC Nelson Mandela Day CSR



On the 07th of August 2015 the Corporation hosted the International Nelson Mandela Day Corporate Social Investment Project, which was focused on Youth Headed Households in the informal settlements of Diepsloot. The Corporation donated to six (6) families, grocery packs, blankets, cleaning items packs, toiletries packs and appliances packs. This assisted the families greatly as some of them, their homes burnt down and the initiative assisted the families to better their lives.

Child Headed Households Educare Project



Furthermore, the Corporation in partnership with Department of Transport hosted a Child Headed Households Educare Project in Mpumalanga, Volksrust. Focused on (one hundred) 100 vulnerable Child Headed Households in the area, of which the breadwinners and/or parents were victims of road fatalities. Assisted with grocery packs and school shoes to the vulnerable child headed households in the community.

Winter Warmer CSR Project



The Corporation donated 300 blankets at the Winter Warmers to the vulnerable old citizens in Galeshewe, Kimberley. The event took place at Tetlanyo High School on the 10th of May 2015 and the event was addressed by the Department of Transport Minister, Hon. Dipuo Peters.

Anti-Xenophobic Social Welfare Project



On the 22nd of April 2015 the Corporation joined the country in the campaign against the outbreak of the xenophobic attacks against Non-South African citizens residing in South Africa. The Corporation donated sanitary pads, toiletries, pampers diapers, antiperspirant deodorants, soccer balls and RTMC branded water to the Germiston Refugee Camp that was accommodating those who were affected by the outbreak.

Tembisa Hospital Soft Toys CSR Project



The RTMC in collaboration with the Tembisa Hospital hosted a Corporate Social Responsibility Project, where the Corporation donated soft toys to the 4 (four) children’s wards in the hospital. The four wards included the 1 (one) Orthopaedics, 1 (one) Burns and 2 (two) Medical wards.

The purpose of participating in projects under health and social welfare forms part of our focus areas and our target beneficiaries includes vulnerable children. Donating of soft toys to the children that are admitted in the government hospital falls under this category. The Corporation donated the following: rattles – different sizes, rubber balls, baby beads, teddy bears, colouring books and crayons.

Road Safety Educational Toys and Dignity Packs CSR Project

The Road Traffic Management Corporation through its CSR programme hosted the Road Safety Educational Toys and Dignity Packs Corporate Social Responsibility Project, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Community Safety. The handover was led by the MEC. Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane who gave a key note address and handed over the educational toys and dignity packs to the beneficiaries at Unity Primary School, which is situated at, Tarlton Farm, Gauteng province. The handover event was hosted on the 03rd March 2018. The initiative was aimed at donating 150 (one hundred and fifty) dignity packs and 50 (fifty) educational toys to the learners in the school from less privileged households, identified through the school’s Social Welfare Committee. The MEC, the RTMC Management and Representatives from the Office of the Mayor, presented the donated items to the learners from the school during the hand over.

My Safety Bag Pack CSR Project

Furthermore, the Road Traffic Management Corporation through its CSR programme hosted the My Safety Bag Pack Corporate Social Responsibility Project, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Community Safety. The handover event was led by the MEC. Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane who gave a key note address and handed over the RTMC Branded School Safety Bags, Stationery Items and Road Safety Books to the beneficiaries at Kwaagafontein Farm School, which is situated at De La Rey Farm, Tarlton Gauteng province.
The handover event was hosted on the 03rd March 2018. At the hand over event, 150 (one hundred and fifty) beneficiaries received RTMC Branded school bags with road safety reflective strips, stationery items and road safety educational books. The MEC, the RTMC Management and Representatives from the Office of the Mayor, presented the donated items to the learners from the school during hand over.

Road Safety Child Headed Household CSR Project

The Road Traffic Management Corporation through its CSR hosted the 2017 Road Safety Child Headed Household Corporate Social Responsibility Project, in partnership with the Department of Transport. The handover event was led by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Hon. Sindisiwe Chikunga who addressed the beneficiaries and the community in Elukwatwini, Hlazatshe, Mpuamalanga. The handover event was hosted on the 14th December 2017. The initiative was aimed at donating 100 (one hundred) festive season grocery packs to the Child Headed Households which were affected by road crashes. The Deputy Minister together with the RTMC Board Members presented the groceries to the households representatives during hand over.

Winter Warmer School Uniform CSR Project

As part of the RTMC’s CSR initiatives, the Corporation in partnership with the Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport hosted a Winter Warmer School Uniform CSR Project on 18th August 2017 at Itumeleng Mabelle Primary School. The initiative provided the learners at the school with full school uniform which included school shoes, trousers, tunics, shirts and Drimacs to keep the learners warm during the winter season. The school confirmed the 516 learners to be in need of social intervention and the winter warmer school uniform project would serve to address the need. The learners that benefitted from the project were confirmed by the school governing body and the social welfare committee to be from the poverty stricken households. Some of the identified learners rely on the state social grant, while some learners’ parents are unemployed and cannot afford school uniform.

RTMC Nelson Mandela Day

On the 18th July 2017 the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) staff in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day committed to the 67 (Sixty Seven) Minutes campaign of making a difference in the community of New Eersterus, Hammanskraal. Tshireletso Orphanage and Home Based Centre caters for orphaned children, vulnerable children from households which the parents and/or guardians are terminally ill, and also children who are affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases. The RTMC staff donated non-perishable food groceries towards this course, furthermore the Corporation donated blankets, pots, urns, toys, water and crayons to Tshireletso Orphanage and Home Based Care Centre. The RTMC staff also prepared a warm meal for 125 (one hundred and twenty five) children who receive their daily means from the centre.

RTMC Indoor Mobile Library

On the 26th June 2017 the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) donated the RTMC Indoor Mobile School Library to Hambani Primary School in village of Daggakraal, Mpumalanga. The school did not have a library and is the first in the community to have the library that will serve the learners with more than 700 books on mathematics, science, South African history, English and indigenous languages translation dictionaries, story books, spelling and alphabet books, etc. The purpose of the initiative is to assist in contributing towards the curbing the need for public schools in South Africa to have functional libraries, focusing on the schools from the disadvantaged and rural communities and to further contribute towards the progress and academic development of learners through inculcating the culture of reading, speaking and writing. To also grow a strong interest in the learners in the field of Mathematics and Science which is a critical skill required in our country.

National School Nutritional Programme CSR Project

As part of the RTMC’s CSI initiatives, the Corporation hosted a National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) hand over event in Mbabalana Senior Primary School, in Mbabalana Village, Eastern Cape. The event took place on the 30th March 2017. The school is a quintile one rated school and is dependent on State provision of the NSNP to provide meals for the learners. The school NSNP provides only one meal on a daily basis. The Corporation has contributed in order to assist the school with the provision of the second meal to the learners in the form of hot lunch. Majority of the learners are from impoverished households and lack sufficient nutrition and meals on a daily basis. Through the initiative, the Corporation provided the school with cooking utensils, water heating urns, maize meal, rice, samp, mealie rice, canned fish and baked beans, cooking oil, soup packets, dried mincemeat that contributed towards the lunch meal for the learners.

Learner Support and Back to School CSR Project

On the 30th March 2017, the Corporation hosted its Back to School CSR Project at Mbabalana Senior Primary School in Mbabalana Village, Libode, Eastern Cape, where the Corporation provided Two-Hundred and Sixty Nine (269) learners with reflective RTMC branded school bags, road safety reflective strips and RTMC branded reflective water bottles as majority of the learners travel long distances, a minimum of 6km a day and long hours to school on a daily basis, with the aim of contributing to their visibility and safety on the roads. The Furthermore, the Forty One (41) learners that have been identified by the School’s Social Welfare to be in need of social intervention were provided with school shoes. Some of the learners came to school barefoot, while others used casual shoes to school as they are from households that cannot afford to provide school uniform to the learners. The Corporation also through the Learner Support Programme assisted in funding the school fees of a learner, who is from a child headed household that survives on State Social Grant and handouts from the community. The Corporation’s CSR aims to contribute towards the development and programs aimed at improving skills levels and road safety in our communities.

Mandela Day

In response to the 2016 Cabinet theme for the Nelson Mandela Day, the focus was on education and literacy, food security, shelter and environment as part of contributing towards community development. The Road Traffic Management Corporation in commemoration of the Nelson Mandela Month and Women’s Month hosted the RTMC Nelson Mandela Month Winter Warmer Drive. The Corporation assisted by providing matrasses, blankets and food parcels to the beneficiaries whose households were destroyed and damaged by fire, forced evictions and storms. The following hand over events were executed:
 
Beneficiaries Innitiatives
Gauteng, Plastic view Donation of mattresses and blankets to the community of plastic view informal settlement
Free State, Fouriesburg Distribution of groceries and feminine health sanitary towels to community members and farm workers forcefully evicted from their farm houses
Free State, Welkom Donation of mattresses and blankets to high poverty stricken households
Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Metro Donation of mattresses and blankets to an informal settlement affected by violent and harsh winter storms
North West, Bapong Donation of mattresses and blankets to poverty stricken households

RTMC’s National Feminine Care CSR Project

The Corporation launched the National Feminine Care CSR Project at Jordan Secondary School in Emfuleni, Evaton Informal Settlements, where the Corporation distributed sanitary towels to the female learners from poverty-stricken and disadvantaged households as part of the National Feminine Care Project. The initiative aims to assist in keeping the girl child in school, especially during the exams period as research conducted by the UNICEF confirms that female learners who do not afford sanitary towels will miss approximately five (5) school days due to not being able to afford sanitary care products. The Corporation executed the following handover events:
Province Date School Name Beneficiaries
Gauteng

24 October 2016

07 November 2016

Jordan Secondary School: 427

Pholosho Secondary School : 495

922
North West

27 October 2016

Johane Mokolobetsi Secondary School: 126

Thaba Morula Secondary School : 192

318
Limpopo

03 November 2016

Peter Nchabeleng Secondary School : 120

David Nkoana Primary School : 30

150
Kwa-Zulu Natal

10 November 2016

11 November 2016

Mbuyazi Primary School : 150

Siyabonga Secondary School : 747

897
Eastern Cape

17 November 2016

17 November 2016

18 November 2016

Ndyebo Ntsaluba Senior Secondary School : 242

Ngubezulu Junior Secondary School : 76

Lingelethu Senior Secondary School: 222

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