Category

Sustainability

Date

February 28, 2022

HEINEKEN South Africa recently partnered with Boksburg Correctional Services, Thokoza Police Station, Thokoza Community Police Forum, as well as community volunteers to help clean up Letsoho Shopping Centre in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni in the month of July, following the centre being affected by looting.

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The shopping centre was one of the worst hit during last month’s civil unrest that resulted in large scale lootings and incidents of vandalism across KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Gauteng province, with many of the mall’s 58 shops looted, vandalised and even completely burned down.

“As HEINEKEN South Africa we strongly believe in showcasing our global ethos of ‘Brewing a Better World’ through actions. We believe that we can only thrive if the communities in which we operate and around us also thrive, so we were eager to create an opportunity to assist during clean up and rebuilding operations at the mall,” says Millicent Maroga, Corporate Affairs Director, HEINEKEN South Africa.

HEINEKEN South Africa supplied cleaning and safety equipment during the operation including items such as refuse bags, sanitisers, as well as face masks. In some cases, customers were assisted with new equipment including fridges and other equipment lost or destroyed during the unrest. As part of an ongoing project, customers are also being assisted with much needed tools including forklifts and pallet jacks.

 

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“The lootings further compounded the difficulties that many of our customers have experienced as a result of the various stages of lockdown and alcohol trade restrictions, these restrictions have already placed a huge burden onto our customers and resellers. We need to support these businesses to ensure they are able to get back on their feet and continue providing their services to the community” adds Maroga.

HEINEKEN South Africa also provided support to its customers in KwaZulu-Natal and other Soweto customers such as Midway distributors located within Diepsloot, Soweto, as well as Freedom Square Bottle Store in Duduza on the East Rand of Johannesburg, to help them recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the lootings.

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