Empowering communities in the Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape remains one of the least developed provinces in South Africa, with high unemployment and social challenges in many areas.
We are proud of our contribution to the development of thriving, empowered communities in our region through the following initiatives:
- Creation of the Angus Gillis Foundation to support and empower local communities.
- We employ over 100 people from rural communities, at least half of whom are women. This doubles the income of most households.
- We funded the construction of a formal primary school within 2 km of our Eastern boundary.
- Kwandwe donated land for the development of an agri-village.
- Over 60 members of staff have been through an accredited leadership programme.
- Co-funded Rhodes University in the construction of a Development Centre.
- Voluntourism at Kwandwe where guests have the unique opportunity to participate in volunteering towards the Angus Gillis Foundation by donating items, getting involved in activities and/or financial donations.
- Allocated land on Kwandwe and facilitated the construction of the Mgcambele Community Centre.
- We provide a positive health programme to staff, families and 11 surrounding rural villages.
- We provide a Pre-School and aftercare centre on the property for children of staff.
- We provide adult based education and training with an on-property computer training centre.