Impacting communities in which projects are implemented is deeply rooted in Khato Civils’ corporate culture. Corporate Social Investment (CSI) is characterised by actively participating in improving lives. For the 100km pipeline in Botswana, a fully furnished 3 bedroomed house, with two additional outside rooms, was built for a needy family of 16, a library was electrified, in Leshibitse Village, and an eight basin hand washing station was built at Artesia primary, Botswana. Two COVID-19 isolation rooms were procured for a clinic and a school in Rasesa village, fences were erected around eight kgotlanas in Artesia Village.
Khato Civils’ generosity includes building houses for the less fortunate, providing furniture and renovating schools, Some of the CSI initiative undertaken by the business enterprise have included; the building of a R5 million worth wing at the previously dilapidated Kwamendo Police station in Mchinji Village – Malawi. Khato Civils also donated furniture, five motorcycles and a Ford Ranger to the police station. Another R5 million was spent to renovate an old clinic and to build houses for the medical staff. Still in Malawi, new houses with electricity and running water were built for 50 families and a borehole was drilled for a village. In Selebi Phikwe, Botswana, Khato Civils has built a class room block and toilets at Letsibogo Primary school.
into the rest of the African Continent. From small beginnings in 2006 with an estimated R100 million annual turnover Khato Civils has grown into a key role-player in the construction and
design industry with an estimated over R3 billion annual turn-over. Some of the key projects the company is involved in include the R5.5 billion Lake Malawi Water Supply Project – on its completion the project will supply 5 million litres of potable water drawn from Lake Malawi to the City of Lilongwe – changing the lives of the city’s over 2-million residents. There is also the R3 billion Giyani Water and Sanitation Revitalisation Project in Limpopo – where Khato Civils is in a joint-venture with South Zambezi.
The Contractor shall advise the Ward Councillor, the Ward Committee or the Technical Committee of any reduction in locally employed labour, regardless of the reason. The wage payable will be determined by the applicable legislation or Bargaining Council agreement.
of giving back to communities
Ebenezer Care Centre is a non-profit organisation that is home to over 50 vulnerable children in our society. It relies on the help of Government and private Corporates to provide food, shelter and specialised help for these children.
Hammanskraal team descends on
Kudube Primary School
On completion of the litter picking, the team from Khato Civils used some of the company heavy plant machinery to clear the bushes and level the grounds of the school. This would allow the learners to have additional playing and exercising space. The open grounds would also be safe and perfect for sporting activities such as football. It was indeed a wonderful gesture from the employees of Khato Civils to assist the school and to show compassion for the less privileged.
South Africa, like many developing countries, faces an enormous challenge to provide housing and basic services to some of its citizens who were largely disenfranchised by the apartheid government. Corporates are expected to play an active role in contributing towards social development in many of our communities to move South Africa forward. Internally we have assisted many of our employees to further their studies and to grow within the ranks of the organisation.
In 2014, Khato Civils donated one hundred thousand Rands (R100, 000.00) to the Angie Mekgwe Foundation. The Angie Mekgwe Foundation gives well deserving and financially disadvantaged scholars bursaries. The cost of education in South Africa has risen sharply over the last few years making it extremely difficult for many students to access quality education. Institutions of higher learning are also unable to admit large numbers of students due to constraints in attaining resources and slow uptake in infrastructure development. These challenges are due to the lack of adequate finance and the rising cost of construction. As part of our broader social responsibility program and the need to plough back into communities that we operate in, Khato Civils believes the funds donated to the Angie Mekgwe foundation will go a long way in assisting those who need it the most.
Speaking at the Cheque Handover Ceremony, Mrs Lerato Masemola, the Human Resource Manager at Khato Civils informed those attending that, for Khato Civils to continue being a success, we need to adopt sustainable business practices that benefit people and society beyond the bottom line. Our approach has been that, above our desire to enhance Khato Civils external reputation, our CRS program must aim to build societies in which we do business and encourage employee engagement.
Our Mission as Khato Civils in the broader spectrum is to Make South Africa a more enjoyable place for all citizens by delivering equality in our own small way and to be an example in our industry by supporting organisations in our communities with whatever resources we can spare. Also speaking at the Handover Ceremony was the then CEO of Khato Civils Mrs Phiri, who emphasised that education is a pivotal instrument needed to channel the youth into meaningful careers, and to bring about positive social change within communities.
She highlighted that talented young people in South Africa deserve the opportunity to access the education and complete their studies without worrying how they can afford to pay school fees.
In conclusion, Khato Civils is proud to be associated with the Angie Mekgwe Foundation because of the tremendous work they continue to do in previously disadvantaged communities. We believe over the years we will continue to support the foundation and other NGO’s to improve the lives of our people.
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