Socio Economic Activities of our Members
Featured on this page we will report on organizations that our members support and assist. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant community supported by strong business.
Should you be supporting other causes than these, and are a Member of the Olifantsfontein Business Forum; you are welcome to forward the information for inclusion.
Arebaokeng Hospice is a Non-Profit Organisation which was established in the year 2000 in response to the call by the South African Government for the Civil Society to partnerwith it in the fight against the scourge of HIV/Aids.
Tembisa has always had Home-Based Care Organisations since the late 1990s but none of them was providing professional Home-Based Care as most of them functioned without the guidance of a professional nurse. They provide supportive care.
The Founder Director of Arebaokeng Hospice identified the gap and established a Palliative Care organization whose core business was to provide Palliative Care. Palliative care is defined by W.H.O. as “an approach to improve the quality of life of patients and families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness through prevention and relief of suffering by identification, impeccable assessment, treatment and control of pain and other problems physical, psychosocial and spiritual”.
Some of the OBF Members that have donated and contributed to Arebaokeng in the past is, in no specific order:
Spar Distribution North Rand
Arebaokeng Hospice can only continue to serve the community by continued contribution from our business partners and we appreciate all they are willing to do and give for the cause.
Arebaokeng Hospice can be found at 393 Samora Machel Street, Hospital View, Tembisa and contacted telephonically on 011 039 7971 or 083 956 8785.
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National Black Business Caucus (NBBC) under its Southern African Black Industrialist Council (SABIC) Non Profit Company (NPC) has begun an initiative in conjunction with Astral Foods and BMW Midrand.
The foundation is initially focused on a Soup Kitchen, Food Parcels and a Food Bank.
Their Mission is to provide the community with a reason to be united and be motivated into becoming a healthy and prosperous community.
Their Objectives are as follows:
a) To alleviate poverty in Southern Africa by providing care for orphans and vulnerable, at risk children and youth.
b) To create safe environments for children and youth to experience progressive, educational and extra-curricular activities after school programs.
c) To provide community with skills development projects for sustainable development.
d) To provide high school students with career guidance related, industry specific excursions. Offering and increasing exposure to the practical use of industry sector based skills e.g. aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, pilot and other aviation industry related skills etc.
e) To operate a multipurpose Community Centre.
Mr Volchere Kgekwana, Founder and CEO would like to express his thanks to the following supporters. Their donations, sponsorships and hard works have gone a long way in ensuring that the Foundation can keep up with its invaluable work!
Astral Foods (Festive Chickens)
Mmapula Nyama Rama, butchery in Olifantsfontein. Owner Paula de Freitas has recently donated 100 blankets and have challenged others to do same or better!
Mr Berto Kuhn, a farmer in the Olifantsfontein area who supplies seasonal vegetables.
Mr Sol Botha, Consultant to the Olifantsfontein Business Forum.
Bokamoso Foundation’s Soup Kitchen can be found at 0645 Peter Mokaba Street, Winnie Mandela, Zone 4, Tembisa and Mr. Kgekwane can be contacted on 068 581 9112 for further information.