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Mandela Day Program

Mandela Day 2017

Vitrovian and Eskom Kusile dedicated their time to give a fruit filling Mandela day to the community of eMalahlene on the 16 of June Mandela Day. The entertainers of the day was (GUGOTHANDAYO) Stage drama project. The Nkangala district mayor Linah Malatjie came on board to give support to the event.The old age residence where given a special treatment and words of hope for the future was shared by the MC of the day Clarence Maseko reminding them that as old as they are the are still part of our African regeneration because for the youth of today to follow do better and to do more they first need to learn from them on how things are done and how to practice the spirit of Ubuntu to the world at large. A token of appreciation was issued to all the attendees which was a R250 Shoprite voucher for groceries and a large number of blankets where issued out to the residence who attended the event at Arckervelly community hall. We hope and strongly believe that Eskom will keep on hosting such events will continue in years to come.


Information Computer Technology Lab-Kwaggafontein

Eskom Kusile Project working with Vitrovian handed over a youth ICT laboratory to Ndlelehle Youth Centre in kwaggafontein Block 5. Ndlelehle Youth Centre were the beneficiaries of the three new containers (3m x 5m) of electrified and fitted with computers. The new information communication technology (ICT) laboratory was donated by Eskom Kusile Power Station Project, in partnership with Kusile Civil Works JV (KCWJV).

Water Tank Donation

Eskom Kusile Power Station Project, together with Tenova Takra Africa and Vitrovian, collaborated with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government and generously donated a much-needed water storage tank with a capacity of 186 000 litres in Kwa Mhlanga General Hospital.

Mandela Day 2015

Mandela Day is an initiative that has been propagated to be celebrated on the 18th of July each year; its aim is to give people in South Africa and all over the world the opportunity to do something good to help others. Because NMD fell on a Saturday, events were held over two days, the 16th and 17th July 2015. The days were planned by Eskom Kusile and facilitated by VitroVian the (CLO) for Eskom Kusile.

Contractors within Eskom Kusile Project made the day possible with their different contributions. Contributions ranged from money, material, human resource and time. These contractors are:

  • Tenova
  • Clyde Bergemann Africa
  • KCW JV
  • Masibuyisane
  • BEAL
  • Durapi
  • WBHO
  • Royal Mnandi Duduza
  • Fikzon
  • Lamavuso
  • Thugwana
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Siemens

Different participants took part in all the activities of the day. Volunteers from different feeder areas of the project were coordinated by CLO’s to come and assist. These volunteers came from different formations like, NGO’s, political parties, SGB, Municipal Councillors, CDW’s, Ward Committee Members and individuals who were enthusiastic to honour the legend by spending their 67 minutes or more, doing something positive for the less fortunate.The following Government Departments’ officials also participated on the activities of the day:

  • Department of Social Development, MEC Honourable Ms Mtsweni.
  • VKLM under the leadership of the Honourable Ms Eva Mahabane.
  • COGTA (Community Development Workers).

The 2015 Nelson Mandela Day activities started on the 16th July at eMalahleni and continued on the 17th July at the other areas surrounding the Eskom Kusile Project.On the 16th the day commenced with the cleaning and cultivating a food garden for Maloma Primary School in Ackerville. the event was attended by amongst other Councillors, Ward Committee members, CDW, EPWP (Extended Public Work Programme) employees, CWP (Community Workers Programme) employees, different community leaders, KET (YLF) and the greater community.

The programme was an alternative to what was suppose to be the official hand-over of Phakama Primary School, however, with the little planning the event was somehow a success and well receive by all participants. Al l utensils utilise at the project were donated to the school and these included office couches, notice boards and stationery.The second part of the proceeding were held in Phola, where the donation of furniture and stationery took place. This was an answer to a request by an NGO Forum who requested donation of office furniture and stationery.Items donated included office coaches, printers and stationery. These items will seek to assist the Forum to better assist their greater membership in organising their day to day activities, the donation was well received.

The Mandela Day proceedings continued on the 17th of July, amongst projected listed were: the sod turning at Wilge, where ALSTOM committed and is busy building a school for the community. The event was to pilot the commitment and get the community to be partners in this historic gesture taking place in their mist. After the formal proceedings of the sod turning, community members together with dignitaries and officials embarked on a cleaning campaign around the area.All dignitaries and participants proceeded to Victor Khanye municipality for a briefing session with the Executive Mayor Ms Makhabane. As with the norm during this gigantic month of July one of the feeder areas happens to host amongst other things “Senior Citizens Party” and a host of other projects. After the briefing session the entourage went to Mlangeni House. This is a family of young orphans who through the Councillor and other stakeholders requested to be built a house. Durapi Consulting went to affirm its commitment to help build the house.

The second project visited was Khutu Orphanage Centre, where CBZ and Masibuyisane contributed resources and human capital to assist the centre with construction of paving, installation of shelves and units. Children of the centre were hosted a party and further received goodies. The centre was further showered with toys which the children will utilise as and when they visit the centre.SIEMENS another contractor on site adopted Bazani School. Work done at the school included painting of the classrooms. The contractor through local contractors procured material to be utilised in refurbishing the school further and these included plumbing material and electricity components.

The last of the projects for Victor Khanye Municipality was the hosting of 500 senior citizens. This is done as a gesture to get senior citizens to come and spend a day together and celebrate one of their heroic peers, but also to be pampered. The event was highly successful as seen with the gratitude shown by the attendees. Senior Citizens ate, drank and sang together in celebrating the life of their peer and they subsequently received blankets and vouchers as gifts.All activities were well supported and attended by different stakeholders, ranging from government, private and the greater public. The 2015 NMD afforded us an opportunity to get local SMME/Taxi Associations/BWO & mostly BYO who in most cases don’t have an opportunity to participate in the main stream opportunities brought by the project. The opportunity given was well received by the participants who, after some time felt the Kusile Project is indeed about the communities, by the communities.

Mandela Day 2013/14

Vitrovian facilitated the Mandela Day programs ,working together with Eskom Kusile.The Eskom Kusile Project 2013 Nelson Mandela Day celebration started in May 2013 for readiness for implementation by 18 July 2013. A total of 13 projects were identified as focus areas where monetary and human resource investments were directed as part of participating for the 67 minutes of recognising the legendary contribution of Nelson Mandela. The projects were identified according to Eskom CSI policy and focus areas. Through these categories, we manage to support community development work, enterprise development, and contribution to CSI. In 2013, the following projects were, therefore, undertaken.