Social Investment


Education remains the focal point of our CSI contributions. In order to optimise the fit between the targeted education programs and the potential future involvement of the beneficiaries within UCL we focus the majority of our efforts on the technical sciences. Discretion is used in those cases where programs fall outside of this framework. This year’s recipients predominantly attended New Hanover Primary School, Wartburg High School and Cool Air School. Rural schools in the surrounding areas also benefit from our contributions.

2014 - R

2013 - R

Education 473 144 380 270
Social Investment 3 300 945 329 132
Enterprise Development 467 095 2 808 173
Skills Development 2 165 891 1 662 437
Research 4 379 631 4 77 549

TOTAL EXPENDITURE:

10 786 706

9 957 561

CURRENT RECIPIENTS

Name Grade School
Rayne Patrick
4
New Hanover School
Christina Pillay
5
New Hanover School
Tersha Pitout
6
New Hanover School
Tafadzwa Mugobogobo
7
New Hanover School
Kaylin Chetty
9
Wartburg Kirchdorf
Venesha Sewell
10
Wartburg Kirchdorf
Senamile Ntuli
9
Wartburg Kirchdorf
Johnathan Schoeman
12
Wartburg Kirchdorf
Amanda Ngubane
4
Cool Air Secondary
Thabile Nxumalo
5
Cool Air Secondary
Simpiwe Mbelu
6
Cool Air Secondary
Nikisha Sewpersad
7
Cool Air Secondary
Caleb David
9
Cool Air Secondary
Adrian Ballaram
10
Cool Air Secondary
Glenn Govender
11
Cool Air Secondary
Zwelakhe Majola
12
Cool Air Secondary

The School is situated on UCL’s Harden Heights’ farm and provides education to the children of employees residing on the farm as well as those of neighbouring estates. Sixty four learners are enrolled at the school which caters for education from grades 1 to 7. Resources at the school are limited and the provision of an effective education was further hampered by the lack of electricity. Basic educational functions such as the drafting of worksheets, typing of tests, electronic record keeping and other related tasks, was a real challenge.

The principal, Mrs Zondi, often had to utilise public photocopying and printing facilities on weekends during her home visits. As part of UCL’s social investment programme, the company sponsored the electricity connection to the school buildings. A “self-help” electricity meter was also installed to assist with the monitoring of electricity usage, thereby ensuring consumption does not exceed the schools allocated budget provided by the department of education for this purpose.

We trust that this development will contribute towards improving the quality of education offered at the school and that the benefits will be realised by many more learners in years to come.