Schools and small businesses
Winder Controls recognise its social responsibility and will remain a responsible corporate citizen. During 2016 we focused on three schools within our business regions and three qualifying small businesses.
In the Rustenburg area, we supported Freedom Park Secondary School in establishing an underroof area where over 1600 pupils are fed daily. Luka Primary School in the same district required secure playground facilities for grade 1 and 2 pupils. In the Western Area region Badirile Secondary School required education material assisting to their need to have sufficient material for each child and teacher.
Through the assistance and guidance of Business Doctors, three qualifying small business were placed into a Business Growth Program and enjoy first hand coaching on Business Management and Acumen. Each of these companies are individually coached by highly qualified and successful business managers on aspects enhancing their own business requirements and development.
Our empowerment credentials
A future-thinking legacy
Winder Controls is a B-BBEE level 6 certified company. Our empowerment partner, Shalamuka Capital, is a B-BBEE investment vehicle established between the Shalamuka Foundation and RMB Corvest, a private equity business in the FirstRand Group and Alchemy Corporate Management, a corporate finance company. Shalamuka Capital controls a 26% stake in Winder Controls.
Casual Day initiative
Winder Controls participated in the Casual Day initiative by selling Casual Day stickers and paraphernalia to staff members. Participating staff members dressed for the occasion and pulled out all the stops as seen in the pictures. Rotara School was the beneficiary of the funds raised. They make a difference in the life of a child by focusing on their abilities as opposed to their disabilities.
Organisers: Breggie Venter and Reshmi Dewa.
As part of the Giving Back to the Community initiative, Winder Controls embarked on a feeding project at the Hospice in Benoni. We served the patients with a hearty meal of home-made soup and bread as well as juice and bottled water. We spent time chatting with the resident patients and witnessed a handicraft workshop. It was time well spent.
Organiser: Reshmi Dewa (chef extraordinaire).
Germiston – feeding the elderly
Winder Controls, with the assistance of the Department of Welfare, identified 50 of the neediest families headed by the elderly in the Primrose informal settlement. The staff pulled together and raised the funds to make food parcels to sustain them for a month. A hot and nutritious meal of chicken stew and rice was also prepared for them.
Organisers: Aasia Rawoot, Nadine Smith, Gail Kirstwill, Delin de Lange.
Breast cancer awareness day
Winder Controls hosted a breast cancer awareness day with Sister Nicole, educating women about the signs associated with breast cancer. Sister Nicole did blood sugar and high blood pressure readings for the ladies and assisted those who wanted to know how to do self-examinations. It was a very informative session indeed!
Organisers: Aasia Rawoot, Nadine Smith, Gail Kirstwill.
Crèche and supplier development
During 2018, Winder Controls continued with its focus on childhood learning and education contributing generously to the newly build MadimboCrèche situated in the labour force area of the Venetia Underground Project of De Beers Mine in Limpopo.
The building was constructed by Masa Sunrise Construction and Winder Controls helped to flesh out the class rooms with furniture, décor, white boards, required signage, toys and the general things toddlers need to stimulate their growth. We further assisted in establishing a 120-meter-deep bore hole to provide running water for household and sanitation facilities for the crèche.
Winder Controls also contributed to the RiversandIncubation Hub in development of new suppliers and to existing suppliers to assist in capex acquisitions, improving business sustainability and further training of their staff.
© Winder Controls (Pty) Ltd 2019