Sasol handed over certificates to Non Profit Organisations (NPO) for Capacity Building Programme completion

“Sasol believes in empowering of societies, especially those around our operations. Handing over these certificates symbolises the ongoing progress of sustainable development communities,”

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On Friday, 12 October, Sasol hosted a certificate handover ceremony to Non Profit Organisations that have completed a three phase Capacity Building Programme. The handover was held at Sasol Secunda Club.
Sasol over the years has been building trust-based relationships especially, in uplifting communities close to its operations. These relationships enabled Sasol to partner with various community structures and organisations to drive interventions that benefit communities, especially around its operations.
During 2016 Sasol in partnership with the Govan Mbeki Municipality community and the Department of Social Development saw an opportunity to develop and capacitate Non Profit Organisations (NPO) for their effective delivery of their mandates. The intervention has to date delivered 46 capacitated community based organisations within the area, in various fields, such as:
NPOs in the Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) field
These NPOs capacity was strengthened over three phases that include:
• Phase 1 Foundation Phase: comprising analysis of the NPO’s, board orientation/governance training, submission of PBO applications to SARS Tax Exemption Unit.
• Phase 2 Integrated Business Planning: comprising Business plans and Project planning, Marketing and Financial planning and resource mobilisation.
• Phase 3 Managing, Monitoring and Controlling: covering Financial Management, Document Record Keeping and Report writing.
The definition of victory of this programme is that 17 Early Childhood Development Centres are now registered with the National Directorate of NPO’s and the Department of Social Development due to complying and qualifies them to receive subsidies.
Youth Centres
The Youth Centres in Govan Mbeki have proven to be beneficial to the community’s youth, as they are now capable to operate and raise funds independently of their government subsidy.
NPO’s compliance status achievement
It is a requirement for all NPO’s operating in Govan Mbeki to be registered with the Department of Social Development (DoSD) sub-district office in Evander. Initially the DoSD had a long list of NPO’s that were not compliant and as a result, 10 Community Based Organisations were taken through the programme. The 10 organisations identified with 3 delegates each have completed the program. They are now compliant with the NGO Code of Good Practice and are certified by the Local Government SETA. Al the ten organisations will receive the certificates for completion.
“Sasol believes in empowering of societies, especially those around our operations. Handing over these certificates symbolises the ongoing progress of sustainable development communities,” said Maureen Mboshane Vice President: Corporate Affairs, Sasol Secunda Operations.

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