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today2 Nov 2011
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The Niall Mellon Township Trust

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is a house building charity that builds houses throughout the year in the townships of South Africa. It runs its own skills development programme, training people from those townships in a wide range of construction disciplines. It also runs a short-term volunteer programme bringing volunteers from around the country and abroad to build houses in the townships.
today2 Nov 2011

Volunteers help to build houses

Building on the success of a 2010 employee community involvement (ECI) project in which hundreds of its employees got involved in helping to build houses for the very poor, Standard Bank once again this year donated both financial and human capital to the annual Mellon Housing Initiative.  The initiative is aiming to build ten houses each in Tembisa, Gauteng, and Witsand, Western Cape, between August and November, building one house a week. The houses will be handed over to families that, until now, have lived in shacks and have had no access to running water or electricity.
today11 Jul 2017

Corporates asked to get their hands dirty

Habitat for Humanity South Africa is calling on corporate teams to volunteer their time to help build homes, and to use their financial resources to assist Habitat in building the community of Orange Farm beyond the build event.
today16 Aug 2018

Old Mutual Cape Town will go “off the water grid” with launch of water filtration plant

Old Mutual’s Mutualpark office in Pinelands, Cape Town officially launched the very first corporate based waste-to-drinking Water Filtration Plant in South Africa. This means the 166 000m² office, currently accommodating more than 9 000 employees and contractors, is now operating off the water grid.
today29 Sep 2011

Fighting fires in informal settlements

Leading fire equipment supplier and subsidiary of the Rovic group of companies, SafeQuip, is spearheading an initiative to try and prevent the disastrous consequences of veld fires when they occur next to townships. SafeQuip has donated 20 fire extinguishers to volunteer fire-fighting groups in Masiphumelele and Khayelitsha in Cape Town so that the teams can fight fires as they start. If the programme is successful in reducing township fires, the plan is to roll out the solution across the country.