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
National Feminine Care Project 2021
The RTMC hosted the National Feminine Care CSR Project, in partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison’s MEC, Ms Nomandla Bloem on the 26th March in Valspan, Northern Cape where learners from impoverished households were identified by the Schools Social Welfare to be in need of the sanitary care. The initiative was supported by the School Governing Body and the School Management Team from three (3) identified benefitting schools.
The beneficiaries were one-thousand five hundred (1500) learners who benefitted from this initiative come from impoverished households in poverty-stricken and previously disadvantaged communities.
School Readiness / Back to School CSR Project 2021
The initiative which took place from the first day of the 2021 school calendar year, 15th February and also on the 03rd March 2021, the RTMC in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government hosted the school readiness/back to school project and drive in Gauteng. The project forms part of the Education and Learner Support CSR programme aimed at providing learners with holistic support to enable them to focus on schoolwork. A total of 1000 dignity packs, 500 sanitary towels and 140 school shoes were distributed and handed over during the drive
As part of the programme, the Corporation provided and handed over school shoes, dignity packs for boy and girl learners and additional sanitary towels to girl learners, aimed reducing the number of school absenteeism due to unaffordability. The RTMC, Gauteng Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and Gauteng Legislature, Chair of Chairs Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane led the programme where they handed over the items to the schools and learners that benefitted from the initiative.
Road Safety Educational and Child Stimulating Toys CSR Project 2020
RTMC hosted the 2020 Road Safety Educational and Child Stimulating Toys Corporate Social Responsibility Project at Job-Shimankana Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg, North West. The initiative was led by the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, MEC Sello Lehari. The Corporation in partnership with the department donated road safety educational toys, soft toys, child stimulating and to the children who have been admitted in the hospital due to road crash injuries.
The hospital caters for semi-rural and informal settlement areas which are affected by high poverty rates and unemployment, the children admitted in the hospital come from disadvantaged households which are dependent on the state health care system. The handover was also preceded by a multi-disciplinary road safety education and law enforcement operation aimed at educating road users on the importance of children’s safety on the roads.
Festive Season Care Hamper CSR Project 2020
The initiative by the RTMC, the National Department of Transport and Eastern Cape Department of Transport, Safety Liaison, MEC Weziwe Tikana which benefitted and reached 405 households from impoverished backgrounds who were also affected by the loss of income due to the national COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative provided grocery hampers and bedding to vulnerable households that have been identified through the social services department in the provinces.
The households that benefitted from this initiative are vulnerable pensioners, children and youth from homes that are affected by road crashes, high poverty, unemployment and in need of social intervention in the form of grocery hampers for daily survival meals, health and wellness.
Women in Law Enforcement Feminine Care CSR Project 2020
The RTMC’s National Feminine Care was led by Women in Law Enforcement as they donated sanitary towels to learners who have been identified by the school's social welfare committee and reflective jackets were donated to learners who walk long
distances to school with learners who are considered to be vulnerable road users in partnership with the North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management. The aim is to promote road safety in schools for the reduction of road crashes and the upliftment of the lives of school learners and children from disadvantaged communities.
Nelson Mandela Day CSR Project 2020
The RTMC in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) committed their 67 minutes to assist in starting a vegetable garden that will be used to sustain and provide meals for Thusong Youth Centre in Alexandra.
The initiative is aimed at uplifting the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged households by contributing to their wellbeing and social welfare. This initiative is intended to be sustainable by nature in ensuring that through the establishment of the vegetable garden, the centre will be able to sell vegetables from the garden to generate income as a self-sustainable organisation and to feed the youth housed at the centre.
Back to School CSR Project 2021
As part of the back-to-school readiness monitoring programme, on 15 February 2021, the RTMC in partnership with the Gauteng Legislature donated dignity packs which include toiletry and sanitary care to over 1000 learners across various schools in Gauteng province. The intention of the project is to keep learners in school during difficult economic times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Road Safety Educational and Child Stimulating Toys CSR Project 2020
On 22 December 2020, the RTMC hosted the Road Safety Educational and Child Stimulating Toys Corporate Social Responsibility Project at Job-Shimankana Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg, North West. The Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, MEC Sello Lehari led the initiative. The Corporation in partnership with the department donated road safety educational toys, soft toys, child stimulating and to the children who have been admitted to hospital due to road crash injuries.
The Corporation implemented the RTMC Festive Season Care Hamper Corporate Social Responsibility Drive during the month of December 2020. The handover events were held as follows: 14 December 2020 17 December 2020 22 December 2020 23 December 2020 31 December 2020 Gauteng: Diepsloot, Alexandra The Festive Care Hamper CSR Project Drive was implemented in partnership with the National Department of Transport: Office of the Deputy Minister. The RTMC provided grocery hampers and bedding to vulnerable households that have been identified through the social services in the provinces. The initiative reached 405 (four hundred and eight) households from impoverished backgrounds who were also affected the loss of income by the national lockdown as per the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, the initiative focused on households from rural, semi-rural and informal settlements affect by high poverty rates.
Festive Season Care Hamper 2020
The Corporation implemented the RTMC Festive Season Care Hamper Corporate Social Responsibility Drive during the month of December 2020. The handover events were held as follows:
14 December 2020
17 December 2020
22 December 2020
23 December 2020
31 December 2020
Gauteng: Diepsloot, Alexandra
The Festive Care Hamper CSR Project Drive was implemented in partnership with the National Department of Transport: Office of the Deputy Minister. The RTMC provided grocery hampers and bedding to vulnerable households that have been identified through the social services in the provinces. The initiative reached 405 (four hundred and eight) households from impoverished backgrounds who were also affected the loss of income by the national lockdown as per the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, the initiative focused on households from rural, semi-rural and informal settlements affect by high poverty rates.
Child Headed Households CSR Project 2016
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 2016
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 2015
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 2015
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 2015
Anti-Xenophobic Social Welfare Project 2015
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 2018
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 2018
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 2017
Winter Warmer School Uniform CSR Project 2017
RTMC Nelson Mandela Day 2017
RTMC Indoor Mobile Library 2017
National School Nutritional Programme CSR Project 2017
Learner Support and Back to School CSR Project 2017
Mandela Day 2016
|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 2016
24 October 2016
07 November 2016
Jordan Secondary School: 427
Pholosho Secondary School : 495
27 October 2016
Johane Mokolobetsi Secondary School: 126
Thaba Morula Secondary School : 192
03 November 2016
Peter Nchabeleng Secondary School : 120
David Nkoana Primary School : 30
10 November 2016
11 November 2016
Mbuyazi Primary School : 150
Siyabonga Secondary School : 747
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