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CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Our culture of building trust underpins our approach to transformation; that is to build a platform of trust between ourselves, our clients, employees, supply chain and local communities.

Our key focus is to strike a balance between making a sustainable environmental, economic and social impact and instilling a sense of ownership and pride in our people as they participate in giving to the communities in which we operate.
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Our transformational success lies in our ability to build long term relationships with our beneficiaries, and in doing so build loyalty to the NMC Construction Group through association to good corporate citizenship.

We continuously seek to improve our BBBEE contribution through preferential procurement, enterprise development and skills transfer. We endeavor to support activities and organisations that directly benefit beneficiaries by equipping them to be self-sufficient and sustainable.

Key focus areas include:

  • Education – We are investing in our future  to ensure that we support the promotion of educated and conscientious citizens that will spearhead the growth of our country.
  • Health – We recognise that unless we have healthy workers, our ability to sustain our growth is threatened and we therefore support activities, institutions and organisations that work to improve our health care system especially for the disadvantaged communities.
  • Sustainable development –NMC Construction Group will promote organisations or activities that directly benefit the recipients in teaching skills to make them be self-sufficient and sustainable.
  • Environmental – We constantly evaluate our building operations, ensuring that the building materials and techniques used are aligned to sustainable green building practices.

The NMC Construction Group is proudly associated with the following programmes:

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Supporting entrepreneurship for disabled in Namibia

Lizel Jacobs, graduate and entrepreneur was awarded best achiever in her class and issued a laptop sponsored by NMC Construction Namibia honouring her achievement. Lizel is one of a group of sixteen persons with disabilities who recently graduated from Namibia University of Science and Technology’s (NUST) Centre of Enterprise Development. The group completed a seven-month entrepreneurship programme.

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NMC Construction Namibia Huis Maerua

Huis Maerua – giving hope to a hopeless child

The NMC team in Namibia identified the Huis Maerua as a fitting recipient for their donation of bed frames and mattresses to be used in the home. The items were delivered to the facility in February 2017.  Huis Maerua, is a children’s home providing a safe haven for children in need – offering a glimmer of hope to a hopeless child. The home provides food and shelter and caters for the physical, emotional and general health needs of the children in their care. The facility accommodates twenty four children at full capacity.

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Go For Gold

The Go For Gold Programme (GFG) is one of our most cherished CSI initiatives, with its focus areas aligning perfectly with the growth strategy of our business. The programme gives students from under-privileged communities the opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship year and onto tertiary education with guaranteed employment. GFG (developed by our CEO – Shaun Webber, the Safe Schools Programme and the Western Cape Education Department) operates as a Section 22 Company. The local construction industry share in the benefit of this initiative with a pool of dynamic young leaders graduating from this programme.

Support for GFG is driven by both the company and our employees. Our latest fundraising initiative involved two NMC employees taking on the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 in GFG colours raising over R40 000 for the programme through online donations.

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SMME Development Collaboration with ABSA and SKA South Africa

Communities in the Northern Cape, specifically areas surrounding the NMC Civils SKA project in Carnarvon, have benefited greatly from this project. NMC Civils, a division of the NMC Construction Group shares in the groups commitment to add value to the communities in which they operate.

On this premise, NMC Civils and SKA SA have offered training to local contractors in various business and technical skills enabling them to subcontract work in the SKA project. These contractors represent the local economies of Carnarvon, Williston, Vosburg, Brandvlei and Van Wyksvlei. Further to the training sessions provided SKA SA has partnered with Absa to bring economic relief for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Northern Cape by providing an enterprise and supply chain development programme.

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The Diamond Challenge: A USB-Ed / NMC Joint Venture

The USB-Ed Centre for Applied Entrepreneurship, in joint venture with the NMC Construction Group, launched the Diamond Challenge – a Business Management Skills Development Programme for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) in 2014. The programme provides a platform for stimulating entrepreneurship, as well as the start-up and growth of SMME’s within the building industry supply chain. Participants need to successfully complete three development levels as part of the challenge namely; level one – business start-up, level two – establishment of formal business structures and level three – development of a growth strategy for micro/small businesses. The Diamond Challenge is an incentivised development initiative for SMMEs within the NMC value chain aimed at bringing our sub-contractors in closer alignment with our operational and strategic objectives.

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NMC Employees deliver mobile library to Norwood Central Primary

The NMC Construction Group decided to give the gift of reading for Mandela Day 2016 by donating a mobile library to the children of Norwood Primary School in Elsies River.

There were many different elements to this project, the donation came together wonderfully with employees donating, sorting and covering books.  With the kind assistance of a few of our partners and further employee involvement NMC was able to deliver a fully kitted mobile library to the school on 18 July 2016.

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Faith, Hope, Love soup kitchen serving the community of Greenbushes

The NMC team in Port Elizabeth joined forces with Woolworths to support the Faith, Hope and Love Ministries with their feeding scheme in the Greenbushes community. NMC collected basic supplies and made up hampers to hand to the elderly, while Woolworths took care of the children. The NMC team were moved by the great need in this community and are working on offering their continued support by donating a container to house a permanent soup kitchen in the area.

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Spring cleaning at Alexandra Hospice

NMC employees in the Gauteng region continued their support of the Alexandra Hospice and Rehabilitation Centre. The hospice provides care for chronic and terminally ill patients in Alexandra and the surrounding areas. NMC donated medical supplies to the value of R10 000 as well as two bakkie loads of food to stock up the hospice kitchen. On Monday, 18 July (Mandela Day) the NMC team delivered all the donated goods and spent time cleaning the facility, they did everything from scrubbing floors to ironing the patients clothing.

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NMC/NABCOA Aids Awareness Workshop

The ongoing commitment of team Namibia in raising HIV/Aids awareness has touched the lives of local communities throughout Namibia. The team has hosted HIV/Aids awareness sessions on all its sites and takes great pride in the fact that Etosha National Park Galton Gate session held on 20 August 2013 was chosen as the environmental, social and safety success story for the MCA Namibia Annual Report 2013. The primary objective of these sessions are to raise awareness on HIV Aids and the impact it has on the workplace.

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