Sasol hosted a certification ceremony to recognise 25 local NPOs for completing a capacity-building incubation programme last week Friday. Sasol’s Media and Communications Manager, Karin Fourie, said in a statement studies by the Centre for Civil Society have shown that only 2% of welfare organisations are successful in the longer term, and this incubation programme endeavours to remedy this situation.

Sasol supported the incubation of 25 small NPOs in Sasolburg to meet all requirements needed from them to receive funding from large businesses and corporates. According to Sasol Head of Community Affairs for Sasolburg and Ekandustria Operations, Thuli Mbuli, Sasol has worked on building relationships to uplift communities close to its operations.

Mbuli adds these relationships enabled Sasol to partner with various community structures and organisations to drive interventions, like the NPO Incubation Programme, to benefit fence-line communities. Through the Sasol NPO Incubation programme, these NPOs will be able to effect positive change in the lives of thousands of women, men and children in Metsimaholo. The entire programme     is focused towards building capacity within the NPO sector in Metsimaholo that will enable the organisation’s leadership and management to operate as effective and sustainable institutions.

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.