Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a business practice that involves participating in initiatives that benefit society. CSR is a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Conlog exercises CSR by contributing to educational development and social programs.We are proud to invest in grass root programs that make a difference to the lives of our society. Social upliftment and social development for sustainability are key pillars that Conlog focuses on, that show that We Care.
Ukukhanya kwe Africa Primary School in Molweni
BNZ Foundation with First Lady Bongi Ngema Zuma
- Access to education and skills development
- 20 computers were donated to the children
- School has about 910 learners
- R10 000.00 was donated to help the school children
Dakota Informal Settlement
67 Minutes: Mandela Day Dedication
- 30 homes destroyed by fire, 7 year old lost his life
- Conlog donated food, blankets and clothing to aid the community
- Establishment of a crèche, a safe place for children for early development.
- Conlog donated two 12 meter long containers with aluminum windows and two doors with a steel farmed roof.
- Furthermore Conlog employees donated toys and books to the new crèche.
ProjectAccess to Energy
- Solar light installation to the communityof KwaBhekelani ward 5 in Mbabazane
- We donated 74 Indiya & Mobiya lights. Conlog is making an effort in changing people’s lives in every way possible.
- The community began to breath air of relief and happiness, because they will never buy candles again instead solar lights will help not only to light the house, and will assist in charging their phones as well.
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Children’s Place of Safety, uMhlathuze, KwaZulu-Natal
- “Team Conlog” refurbished the dining hall and playground area of this organisation, which cares for children, from newly born to 18 years of age.
- The dining hall required much attention. The Team painted the walls in bright colors, fitting new light bulbs, fixing the doors and adding curtains to make it more cozy.
- Conlog employees also donated toiletries, coloring books, stationery and toys.
- We felt privileged to spoil all 54 children who reside in the home.
Access to Education, Nethezeka Creche, Ladysmith
- Conlog provided sound infrastructural facilities for Early Childhood Development .
- We converted and customised two12m containers to a classroom and two 6m for a kitchen and toilet .
- Focus points:
- Development of a child from early childhood
- ECD facilities that keep children healthy and safety
- Readiness for school and improved learning
- Increased contribution to sustainable development in ECD sector and
- Educational Sector
Umlazi Place of Safety
Abathwa Primary School were the beneficiaries of Conlog’s latest education initiative and scored with two new classrooms, two mobile libraries, uniforms and a fridge.
Conlog is making a very real socio-economic impact on the historically disadvantaged in KwaZulu-Natal, investing in much needed infrastructure and resources at Abathwa Primary situated in the deep rural area of Nquthu in Zululand.
The company was approached by the school in August 2016 for assistance as they had major problems with overcrowding in their classrooms and a lack of resources. Representatives of Conlog’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee visited the school and identified that lack of space was a major problem. Sadly, learners from two totally different grades were sharing one classroom viz Grades two and three shared one classroom while grades four and five shared another classroom. This environment is not conducive to learning and posed a huge challenge for teachers who took turns to teach at different times. It was also found that there was no library or reading material for the learners and many learners who are from impoverished communities had no proper uniforms.
Conlog’s corporate social responsibility committee decided that they would build two new classrooms to overcome the space shortage and that there would be no more sharing of classrooms. Furthermore, they also donated two mobile libraries with two hundred books each, with a view to boost the literacy rate at the school. Some of the underprivileged learners were also handed a full set of uniforms complete with track suits and jerseys and the excited learners could not contain themselves at the handover function held at the school in September last year.
Thokozani Pre-School, in the Elundini Municipality near Mont Fletcher in the Eastern Cape, was in serious need of assistance. The school was situated in an old, delapidated crumbling building, leaving the young students in a very unsafe environment, and susceptible to the elements.
It reached a point where the structure could not be used anymore, and instead, a generous community member allowed the school to be operated from her home, providing the youngsters with a better environment to spend their days in, while supplying them with fresh, warm meals.
Conlog has decided to help this community, and build Thokozani Pre-School a new structure to operate from, complete with running electricity, tanks for reusable water and furniture. This is a much needed helping-hand for this small community, especially for the young learners that attend Thokozani.
The official hand-over was held on 18 July 2017, to coincide with Nelson Mandela Day. Several dignitaries and members from the municipality were in attendence, along with representatives from Conlog.
Umlazi Place of Safety
Conlog (Pty) Ltd Management and Staff provide festive cheer for the surrounding community and Children’s Home. There was much joy and laughter on Thursday, 14 December 2017, when management and staff of Conlog visited their neighbours, members of the Lacey Road informal settlement in the Sydenham area and kids at the Umlazi Place of Safety. Conlog handed over food hampers to fifty families living in the Lacey Road informal settlement, to bring some much needed relief to the poorest of the poor in the community. The handover was also attended by Deputy Mayor, Fawzia Peer who applauded Conlog for embracing their needy neighbours and for thinking about the less fortunate members of our community.
Conlog also visited the Umlazi Place of Safety, and provided gifts, goodie bags and cosmetics to the twenty nine children who have been placed at the Umlazi Place of Safety. The kids were absolutely delighted when the “Spur on Wheels” vehicle arrived and treated everyone at the home to a scrumptious meal, also courtesy of Conlog. These were indeed moments of joy, for these young lives that have been affected by a range of social challenges.
Commenting on his staff’s commitment to these initiatives, Commercial Director, Mr Sibusiso Skosana, said: “Our company’s philosophy, which is the cornerstone of Conlog (Pty) Ltd.’s existence, is ‘beyond profitability’ and it is hugely heartening to have seen members of our staff embracing this concept, going well beyond their daily business activities to so willingly give of themselves for the benefit of those less fortunate members of our community.” Conlog’s Social Responsibility Officer and regular participant in socio-economic activities, Mrs Zama Xulu, said: “Society today takes so much for granted and very few people take the time to consider the plight of those who face difficulties, often not of their making.” She added: “I am particularly sensitive and passionate about babies and young children, whose young, innocent lives are turned upside down as a result of being orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused. For me, this was an ideal opportunity to make a significant difference in these young lives; an opportunity to show them that there are people who do care about them.” “It was humbling to be a part of such a noble initiative and it is my hope that each year greater numbers of people will be encouraged to do more, more regularly to assist those in need of our support, love and care,” Mrs Xulu concluded.