Social responsibility

Othandweni Children's Home

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Our work with Othandweni

The JRA, as part of its annual Social Responsibility project, has adopted Othandweni Children’s Home. The JRA has involved employees during the financial year 2014/15 with the mandate of cleaning campaign, painting interior walls,provided blankets, school shoes, food parcels and various other projects that has uplifted Othandweni kids. This was followed by the Christmas season, the JRA staff members presented 87 children with gifts ranging from toys, t-shirts, disposable nappies and school stationery. There was a lot of gratitude and appreciation that came from the children’s home and the children were excited and humbled by this kind gesture that was shown to them. What was most hearting-warming was that employees contributed from their own pockets towards buying gifts for each child based on the wish list that was provided. In January 2015, the Agency paid Othandweni Children’s Home another visit, this time, to deliver 57 pairs of school shoes. On Mandela Day this year, the JRA closed its CSI program with Othandweni by paving their yard with cold mix asphalt tar. We hope that we have encouraged other citizens to express our core values such as Ubuntu, Respect and Accountability through this initiative.

Take a Girl Child to Work

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Take a Girl Child to Work

The JRA participated in the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative on the 28 May 2015, when we were honoured to host 10 girls from Lodirile Secondary School campaign. The campaign aims at giving girls between grades 10-12 an opportunity to experience the world of work first hand. Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day has become one of the country’s biggest collaborative acts of volunteerism with over 500 000 youngsters participating: under the theme of Dream, Believe, and Achieve. The girls were given a tour of the JRA Head office, and introduced to the various business units. Bringing young women into an engineering based industry, traditionally dominated by men, could help alleviate the shortage of skills in the industry. Not only were these girls exposed to the inner workings of the business, but they were also given the chance to meet with and be mentored by the JRA Acting Managing, and other executive management. The JRA will continue to share the knowledge, job experience and ideas on career and job opportunities on an on-going basis by encouraging young girls and women to enter different career professions.

Women in Construction ... SMME/BEE

Women in Development

The women in construction project aims to create a pool of women to enhance Employment Equity, Skills Development, support SMME's and BEE strategies and Corporate Social Responsibility.

An invitation to a briefing session took place in October 2004 at HRD John Ware.

Women who were interested in participating in this exciting initiative, submitted their names and the project was officially launched in Soweto in December 2004. Training for external women commenced on 17 January 2005.

We registered 50 women for the first phase. 

40 women were trained. They were divided into 2 groups and received training on Signage, Kerbing, Paving and basic health and safety.

HRD also included the first Aid and HIV/Aids training. The class training was finalized by the 18th March by the 4th of April the women went to the respective Depot where they worked with the depot teams for the June 16 trail. They were divided into three groups, two groups for footway, kerbing and one group for signage. Protective clothing was arranged so that when they go to the sites they whould have proper uniforms.

THE NEXT STEP WAS
to either seek employment for the women or form companies to create employment for them. The JRA handed the teams over to South African Women in Construction (SAWIC) for registration, mentoring and support.

THE SECOND PHASE was for Saturday school mainly JRA employess.

THIRD PHASE is for Ivory Park women.

Archive

During a lunch held at the civic theatre on Wednesday the 19th of November 2003, a number of charities and NGO's received donations from the Johannesburg Roads Agency.

This forms part of the Social Responsibility commitment of the JRA, through which the JRA endeavors to bridge the gap to disadvantaged communities. The Social responsibility is linked to the Mayor's six Strategic thrusts. The recipients included Children's homes, HIV/AIDS homes and church groups.

JRA donations

During a lunch at the Civic Theatre on Monday, the 4th of November 2002, a number of Charities and NGO's received donations from the Johannesburg Roads Agency. This forms part of the Social Responsibility commitment of the JRA, through which the JRA endeavors to bridge the gap to disadvantaged communities. Such social responsibility is linked to the Mayor's six Strategic thrusts. The first group that received donations was mostly, HIV/AIDS, church groups Children's homes and homes for the Aged, the mentally handicapped and organizations supporting the blind within the City of Johannesburg.During the function invitations were extended to the JRA management team to visit some of these NGO's and the assurance were given that the monies will be put to good use.

Johannesburg Roads Agency to the Rescue

JRA to the Rescue
Mrs Twala and Sifiso Twala with Mayor Amos Masondo

Sifiso Twala matriculated from the Alexandra High School in 2001. He was awarded a place at the University of the Witwatersrand to study civil engineering.

Unfortunately due to the lack of sufficient funds he could not enroll with the institution.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency stepped in and offered to sponsor Sifiso's studies at the Witwatersrand Technikon. During the 2002 academic year the JRA sponsored Sifiso's studies with +/- R45 000.00, including registration, accommodation and tuition fees.

Sifiso says he chose engineering because he always had a thing about the construction things. He feels that he can play a vital role in projects like the Alexandra Renewal Project by being a resident in the area and in the field of engineering. When he is not studying, he can be found on a basketball court, listening to good music or reading.

We wish him all the best with his studies. Siyaphumelela!!

Zivuseni / Letsema


Volunteers cleaning Storm Water


Cleaning the Gutter

The JRA hasted the Zivuseni project on the 1 May 2002 around the Inner City and the Johannesburg CBD. The aim of the project was to call South Africans to stand up and do things themselves. The JRA decided to link up with the Mayor's strategic thrusts on the regeneration of the Inner City.

Invitations were sent out to the Mayor, Board of Directors, Councilors, CEO's and Managing Directors of the Inner City top Companies. The JRA staff was also invited to participate on this project.


Changing of Traffic Light bulbs


Painting of Traffic Light

The JRA's contribution towards this project will be five fold: an education component regarding the stealing and vandalizing of roads infrastructure, the painting of road markings and poles in the Inner City, fixing of all traffic light globes, fixing of storm water drain manhole covers and the removal of illegal signage and replacement of old signage with new signage.

The Zivuseni project was initiated from the President's office Vukuzenzele project and the Gauteng Premier welcomed it by translating it to Zivuseni.

 

 

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