SkyNet Worldwide Express continue their commitment to a legacy of goodwill
The coming and going of Mandela Day – this year being the first spent without Madiba’s presence – is an opportunity for the whole country to take a moment to remember the impact that even the smallest amount of generosity can have on those around us. One company that strives to embody this characteristic of giving is SkyNet Worldwide Express. From their CSI initiatives, charitable drives within the company itself and the attitudes of their employees, SkyNet Worldwide Express endeavour to be carriers of Madiba’s torch.
Fatima Sullivan, SkyNet’s MD, relates the story of three drivers (Siyabong Manyathi, Eddy Moshane, and Lungani Nsele) who, having witnessed a car catch fire on the highway, shepherded the car to the side of the road and helped the mother and child within, to escape without injury. Mlungisi Sishi, SkyNet’s National Contact Centre Manager, comments on another drive within the Contact Centre Department to provide warm clothes and food to orphans in Thembisa as well as future plans to assist the older orphans with call centre training and using corporate contacts to steer them towards leadership programs.
For Mandela Day itself, SkyNet encouraged its staff to donate ‘R1 for 67 Minutes’ with SkyNet Pretoria having identified the Eesterust Child Welfare Drop-in Centre as the recipients of its goodwill. But this is only one day out of many during the year on which the company works to better the lives of those around them. As Sishi says, “This is by no means the end. Instead, it is a beginning of something great that makes me proud to be part of the SkyNet Team.”