Simeka recognises its responsibility as a corporate towards its stakeholders and the communities within which it operates.
Through its CSI programmes, Simeka renders support in the following key areas:
Simeka has bursaries for tertiary students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. The number of bursars has grown from four students in 2018 to nine in 2019.
Selected learners who had earned 4th and 5th place in the matric class were awarded tertiary bursaries.
Bursaries are awarded for the following fields of study
Techno Girl is an innovative job-shadowing programme designed to encourage the uptake of girls into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Girls are able to experience the world of work in STEM, enabling them to make informed career choices. Premised on the principle that exposure to the workplace on a structured, long-term basis contributes towards uptake of STEM careers, the vision is to enable sustained employment opportunities for girls and to end the cycle of poverty for women.
Sponsorships & Donations
Criteria for Sponsorships
The organisations, bursars, projects or events that Simeka partners with must be in line with the company’s culture and business objectives. Sponsorships should allow the company to participate and market itself where possible. Sponsorship requests must meet at least one of the following objectives:
Criteria for Donations
Breaking borders with Katchie
Having undertaken a lone pilgrimage from Cape to Cairo (November 2014 to May 2015), she set her sights on another epic challenge. Katchie “The Solo Wandera” travelled from the most Northern point of Africa, Ras ben Sakka, Tunisia to the most Southern point of Africa, Cape Agulhes, South Africa, a journey undertaken from June to December 2017. The purpose of the project is:
- To educate Africans about Africa
- Document African travel, cultures and heritage from an African’s perspective
- Create content and travel information for what is regarded as a challenging part of Africa to travel
- Visit World Heritage sites
- Document the struggles of an African wanting to travel Africa
We are honoured and proud to be associated with such a young and inspiring unofficial ambassador taking the lead in social awareness for a more Pan- African community.
Her accolades vary from being the third youngest winner of the Top 100 Women in Tourism awards (Akwaaba Awards – Nigeria 2017) and being awarded amongst Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young SA 2016.
Through sponsorship, Simeka is honoured to journey with these esteemed athletes: