THE REATILE FOUNDATION TRUST


THE VISION OF THE REATILE FOUNDATION TRUST

The vision of The Reatile Foundation Trust is to eradicate inequality by improving the quality of life of disadvantaged communities over the world.

The Reatile Group’s vision is centred around doing good, sustainable business in Southern Africa and to harness the company’s growth not only for the shareholders’ benefit, but also for the benefit of the Reatile Group’s employees, the industry as a whole, and the community in which it operates.

The Reatile Foundation is a fundamental part of the Group’s raison d’être. We value enabling others to grow and develop from our staff members to the wider community. Ultimately, this is what we firmly believe in, what motivates us, and what we thrive on. Among our proudest achievements is the fact that the Reatile Group has created hundreds of new jobs and that through our continued hard work and success, we are able to assist the greater community and areas of need in South Africa.

The Reatile Foundation Trust serves a number of developmental and social upliftment projects which include a tertiary education scholarship program, community upliftment programs, providing assistance to other Non-Profit Organisations and in doing so, making a difference in disadvantaged communities.

The Trustees of the Foundation Trust are:

  • Simphiwe Mehlomakulu - Founder and Chairman of the Reatile Group
  • Lynda Pefile - Independent Trustee
  • Ophilia Smith - Egoli Gas
  • Lucia Da Silva Fereira - Easigas
  • Betty Motaung - Egoli Gas
  • Stephen Deck - Egoli Gas
  • Bulali Mdontsane - Easigas
  • Sunette Smith - Reatile Group

BURSARIES


UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

In 2019, The Reatile Foundation Trust awarded ten bursaries to historically disadvantaged students at the University of Johannesburg in the following disciplines:

  • B-Tech Industrial Engineering (1 Student)
  • B-Degree Industrial Engineering (2 Students)
  • B-Tech Operations Management (2 Students)
  • B-Tech Building Science (4 Students)
  • B-Tech Metallurgical Engineering (1 Student)

SCHOLARSHIPS


RUTA SECHABA FOUNDATION

In partnership with the Ruta Sechaba Foundation, The Reatile Foundation Trust proudly sponsored a total of twenty students for the 2019 school year, including:

  • Ten students at Curro Meridian in Cosmo City, and
  • Ten students at Cosmo Academy in Soshanguve.

To read more about this initiative please view article and video here.

SCHOLARSHIPS


STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME (SSP)

The Reatile Foundation Trust partnered with SSP, which is a non-profit organisation that provides education opportunities to talented South African learners from low-income homes. Three scholars from Grade 8 and one scholar from Grade 9 were sponsored by The Reatile Foundation Trust for the 2019 academic year.




SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH

The Reatile Foundation Trust provides assistance and financial relief to communities by contributing towards established non-profit organisations within the communities who are under financial constraints.


HOME OF MOTHER AND CHILD

Based in Ennerdale, the ‘Home of Mother and Child’ organisation helps children who have been abused or abandoned. They also assist mothers who are unable to provide for their children on their own. This home plays an important role in helping to raise these children and sending them to school. To create a safe environment for the children, The Reatile Foundation Trust assisted with renovations to homes and a playground for children.

LESEDI DAY CARE CENTRE

This Centre provides day care for the children of farm workers as well as children from nearby communities. The Reatile Foundation Trust provided containers to be used as classrooms by the children.



THE LOVE ONES OF GOD

‘The Love Ones of God’ works alongside the South African Police Services, welfare, and hospitals for help with cases that they come in contact with that require accommodation and further assistance. This includes pensioners, people with disabilities, low-income families with children, and the unemployed. The Reatile Foundation Trust upgraded two bathrooms for this NPO.



HLAKANANG DROP IN CENTRE

The centre runs an after school feeding scheme for children in the community. In most cases, this is the only meal that they receive for the entire day as most of the kids are from child-headed households, orphans and some who are living with the grandparents. The Reatile Foundation Trust supplied and installed two containers for the Centre that have been converted into a classroom and a kitchen.

VISION FOR CHANGE

The Reatile Foundation Trust collaborated with Vision for Change, a Non-Profit Organisation that provides eye tests and glasses to historically disadvantaged children. The Trust nominated the Zenzeleni Primary School in Alexandra Township where 1010 children received eye tests and 72 children were found to have eye problems and were provided with prescription glasses.



SMILE FOUNDATION

The Reatile Foundation Trust collaborated with the Smile Foundation, which provides reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities. The Trust also donated a cot to Rhima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Auckland Park.



SPONSORS

The Reatile Foundation Trust is funded through donations received from its wholly owned subsidiaries and its joint ventures being:

For further information please contact the Trust on:

T: +27 (0) 10 593 2415

E: info@reatile.co.za

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