MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Hot Mustard
Comments: 5
Article views: 390
Latest Badges:

View all Hot Mustard's badges.

With great power comes greater responsibility to the people

27 March 2013, 14:13

With great power comes a greater responsibility for companies to actively contribute in developing sustainable communities that will lead SA into being an accomplished high-functioning society.

These words were echoed by Tiger Brands’ recently appointed Corporate Affairs Group Executive, Alex Mathole, addressing the community, beneficiaries and stakeholders at an honorary ceremony. The event was held by African Children Feeding Scheme (ACFS) in Soweto, celebrating its 10 year partnership with Tiger Brands, a partnership that has guaranteed more than 31 000 children a daily meal of breakfast, lunch and midday snack. The centre also distributes 1 200 food parcels and assists the community in setting up their own food gardens, as well as entrepreneurial skills.

Established 67 years ago by Bishop Trevor Huddleston as a winter soup kitchen for impoverished children in Alexandra and Soweto, ACFS has expanded to service a majority of Gauteng’s townships and informal settlements, focusing on Feeding, Health Education, Food Gardening, Malnutrition Rehabilitation Programmes and Skills Development.

The event was a celebration of humanity and a demonstration of how we are all part of the solution. One of Tiger Brands’ food parcel beneficiaries, Pamela Mbali Ndlovu shared her emotional journey, a story of hope that had many in tears. “My mother was a single unemployed parent who after receiving food parcels from ACFS decided to volunteer at ACFS Jabavu (Soweto) Centre. Working at the centre, assisting with daily chores, delivering bread to the community and gardening has not only helped her to support us, she herself has regained her pride and strength. I have seen my mother transform into a powerful woman and an inspiration to our community,” said the emotional Ndlovu. “My mother’s strength encouraged me to study harder and to rise above any challenges. Not only am I thanking Tiger Brands today, but I am also blessing them.”

Moses Phiri, also a beneficiary, lost his father at an early age, leaving his mother to raise the family under very dire circumstances. “Tiger Brands and ACFS stepped in to play a fatherly role in my life. They empowered my mother with gardening skills that enabled her to run her own successful vegetable business.  My mother ensured that my school progress was never stifled by lack of nutrition. “ Moses continued to pass his matric last year and is now in university, an achievement he attributes to the support system offered he has received at the centre. “It was not easy, but I refused to let my background stop me from going to university and realising my dreams of being a success story.”

Anchoring on Tiger Brands CSI core focus areas of Food Security, Hygiene & Sanitation, Education and Heritage, the partnership with ACFS is more than just food, said Alex Mathole. “It is about the lives of the people we impact. What legacy are we leaving behind, what are we giving, how are we part of the solution? As Tiger Brands we continuously aim to answer these pertinent questions. Our business success is rooted in the people that support our brand, their wellbeing is important to us.” 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Angus Douglas
Private Car Ownership is Dead

Only two things warrant extreme urgency – when you’re heart stops beating, or you can’t breathe.  Read more...

0 comments 126 views
Submitted by
Linamandla Mpolase
Politics of ideology or realism

I have been an avid follower of the University Revolutions taking place all over South Africa. However the concern for me came after the defacing of the statues and protests in institutions became a monthly event. Read more...

0 comments 131 views
Submitted by
My Invincible Disease

This disease has taken so much from me, we really need a cure, we really need help to just live a normal life.  Read more...

0 comments 2830 views
Submitted by
JoPro Blog
EcoMobility: The Un-Trained I

Sandton is perfectly poised become the eco-hub it so richly deserves to be: one that is thriving, fluid and mobile, with an eco-echo resounding. Read more...

0 comments 736 views
Submitted by
Jim Dickson
Cecil the lion

While it is sad that Cecil was killed I am glad to see that Walter Palmer has been exonerated from criminal charges related to this. Read more...

0 comments 188 views
Submitted by
Kindness ripples


0 comments 99 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.