Community Involvement & Development

The Group takes community empowerment and development to be of significant business value in the places we operate.

Community involvement & Development

Overview

The Group views community involvement and development as being of significant value to its operations. The Group’s strategy is to ensure that the Group provides economic opportunities in the value chain that help alleviate poverty and contribute towards better conditions of life for the community and individuals therein. This includes supporting the national economy through the Group’s key contributions to the fiscal revenues. Our focus is on creating sustainable partnerships with communities in ways that bring long-term benefits and lead to community empowerment and economic independence.

Education and Culture

Education and culture are the foundations for social and economic development and part of community identity, which the Group places considerable value on, as highlighted under individual businesses from this page 88 to 92.

Social Investment

The Group sees community involvement and development as a significant value to its operations.

Inclusive Business

The Group recognises vulnerable groups and communities that have limited capacity to realise their material needs. The Group therefore has on- going commitments for the provision of basic essentials for selected vulnerable groups. In addition to this, as part of our social responsibility program, the Group engages in inclusive business where the Group works with and empowers the disadvantaged and less privileged to become entrepreneurs involved in commercial enterprise. This is intended to reduce dependency, promote downstream industry and improve local economies.

Charitable Donations

The following table highlights the various community involvement and development initiatives carried out throughout the year by the various businesses, highlighting the Group’s commitment to Social Investment.

Covid-19 Responses

Investment GoalsSupportBeneficiaries
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  • Upgrading Covid-19 quarantine centres
  • Improving remuneration for Nurses – hence improved health delivery
  • Mealie meal, sanitisers, setting up a Covid-19 Information Centre, 40 000 test kits, National Call Centre for Covid-19 Response.Zimbabwe Covid-19 Assistance Trust (ZimCAT), Ministry of Health Facilities,
    Kariba Hospital, Beatrice Infections Hospital, Chitepo Manicaland Hospital, Ekhusileni Hospital, Ministry of Information & Kamba Communications – Covid-19 Call Centre, Tekhotel Call Centre; Teleprompter – Covid-19 and Nurses

    Education
    Community Infrastructure & empowerment support
    Sport
    Disability Support

    Investment GoalsSupportBeneficiaries
    Assist Children and Adults with Disabilities to enjoy full lives
  • Groceries—
  • Sponsorship—
  • —
  • Wheel chairs—
  • Various Old People’s Homes, Manicaland State University of Applied Science (MSUAS) Beatrice Infections Hospital, Tariro Halfway Home-Mentally Challenged Rehabilitation Dorothy Duncan Centre For The Blind & Physically Handicapped, Babra Burrel, Harare Hospital Children’s Rehabilitation, Mushawedu Community Caledonia Branch, Sibantubanye School, Emerald Hill Children’s Home, National Parents of Handicapped Children Zimbabwe, Danhiko Project, Jairos Jiri Southerton and Waterfalls, St Joseph’s House of Boys, St Marceline Catholic Parish, Zimcare Trust Homefield Sharon Cohen

    Orphanages
    Old Peoples' Home
    Arts, Social and Religion
    Animal Welfare
    Environment
    Prisons
    General