The Executive Team of Kettle Consulting strongly believe in the principles around Corporate Social Responsibility advocated by the King Code on Business, but more importantly that this is the investment required by South African corporates’ to improve the communities surrounding them in order to improve the sustainability of the economy. It is for this reason that Kettle Consulting has two mentoring schemes which we participate in through the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and our own internal Mentoring programme.
These programmes have allowed us to work with young entrepreneurs in South Africa who are in the process of setting up their business. We assist them from starting their business, developing business plans and facilitating meeting with financiers and potential investors.
Through this skills sharing we believe that we have been given the opportunity to both supply and receive valuable business skills which underpin our core values and passion.
We encourage other companies to visit www.nyda.gov.za and to consider allowing their executive teams and employees pass on skills which will improve our economy as a whole.
Our 2018 CSI project took us to the Itlhokomeleng Home for the Aged in the township of Alexandra this week. It was humbling to say the least and I think the Home gave just as much to us as we did them.
This industrious home founded and led by the 87 year old Dr Majorie Manganye is truly inspirational. The organization relies on donations and some support from government. This however rarely meets their day to day needs, but instead of sitting around and begging, these pensioners have used their skills to develop enterprises to support their shortfall through the sale of clothes they make and art which they create.
They have embodied the name of the organization which loosely in English means to help yourself!