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Airports Company South Africa launches partnership with CANSA

Posted 30 November 2018 · Add Comment

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has launched a partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) that will support the association with philanthropic donations and volunteering support from its employees at all nine airports.

 

The donations provided will assist to educate members of the public about the disease, train auxiliary nurses, develop infrastructure and cancer research.

The launch was attended by the Mayor of Garden Route Municipality, Mr. Saried Stennet, Airports Company South Africa’s George Airport Manager, Brenda Vorster and Head of Sustainability at CANSA, Maria Scholtz.

Airports Company South Africa’s Corporate Affairs Senior Manager responsible for regional airports, Senzeni Ndebele said: “Cancer is a growing burden in South Africa, and globally it is having a greater impact on developing nations where the poor and underprivileged do not have access to quality care and treatment. Airports Company South Africa is therefore delighted to launch a national partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), to include all our airports, extending to an employee volunteer programme allowing employees from all our nine airports to volunteer their services to cancer support organisations.”

This aligns to Airports Company South Africa’s annual socio-economic initiative, which supports enterprise development and social upliftment projects in South Africa, contributing to the broader society in which the company operates.

George Airport has previously supported CANSA with fundraising events. This new national partnership includes an employee volunteer programme that will encourage and empower the company’s employees to give their time to cancer support organisations, whilst also supporting employees who have cancer through an employee wellness programme.

Ndebele concluded: “President Ramaphosa stated earlier this year that government will roll-out a programme that addresses the growing scourge of cancer in our communities. As a responsible corporate citizen, our partnership is aligned to that of national government and is one of the ways in which we enrich the lives of the people who live and work in the communities within which we operate. It is humbling to hear the stories of our current employee volunteers from the George Airport and the difference they have made in the lives of the people they have touched.”

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