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Emalahleni Housing Company gives back to the community on Mandela Day

On 18 July 2016, the staff of Emalahleni Housing Company traded their regular work routine for practical community work in honour of International Mandela Day.

The social housing company, was joined by the Provincial Department of Human Settlements and Emalahleni Local Municipality and assisted to construct and paint houses for impoverished households. The team later donated groceries, clothing and blankets to welfare organisations within the municipality.

The event was graced by the MEC for Department of Human Settlements, Ms VS Siwela who handed out blankets in Ext 11, KwaGuqa.

Some of the beneficiaries include Eligugu Old Age Home, Shiramangwe Clewer, Sizakancane Vosman, Faith Fitness and Health Empowerment, Vukuzithathe Clewer Primary, Sphumelele Centre and Kabod House.

Emalahleni Housing Company Chief Executive Officer, Mr George Xaba was happy that his organisation worked towards the vision of former president, Mr Nelson Mandela of a better life for all and expressed his gratitude to the institution’s sponsors, Pennypinchers (Witbank), Organic Architects, MCC Security & Projects, Harvey Nortje Wagner & Motimele Attorneys, Gemeni Trading, IP Solutions, Live Life Love Water, Travel Counsellors, Nashua, SFC Engineers, Mphakathi Tours, Maxi Motors, SBN Architects, Emcaf Graphics, A-Mark Innovations, Canaan Kids Creche and Masibuyisane Services.


(L-R) Emalahleni Housing Company CEO, Mr MG Xaba with MEC for Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements, Ms VS Siwela with the banner showcasing all the sponsors.


Blankets packed and ready for distribution!


The EHC CEO (fourth from the right), ELM and Dept. of Human Settlements officials, and some beneficiaries.


The beneficiaries in Ext 11, KwaGuqa Hall


Community Development Officer, Ms CS Skhosana (in white T-shirt) with beneficiaries from Eligugu Old Age Home.


Ms Antoneitte Greyling (left) of Kabod House received 5 blankets.


Our Ms Chetty (right) receiving blessings from 100-year old Gogo Thembi Salom Mokoena who received a blanket.


EHC CEO, Mr MG Xaba (right) with Provincial Department of Human Settlements officials.


In the picture is the Manager of Siphosenkosi Disabled Centre, Ms Yvonne Mavimbela 3rd from left – standing) with the Community Development Officer, Ms Sibongile Skhosana and Corporate Services Manager, Ms Rose Chetty.


Some of the beneficiaries from Siphosenkosi Disabled Centre and their caregivers.


Blankets and food parcels that were donated to Siphosenkosi Disabled Centre.


Ms Nodumo Matshisi, an employee from Emalahleni Housing Company hard at work!


The KwaGuqa Ext 11 Hall audience listening attentively to hear their centre names.


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