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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Smartcom is a business founded by people, for people. Over the years, we have seen the positive effect that technology has on people and communities.

We believe in more than just fancy gadgets, we believe that innovation, creativity and an open mind can help to make this world a better place. We believe that as technology and the human spirit evolves, our world will continue to see magical things happen and no one should be left behind.

Smartcom is constantly searching for new ways in which we can use our resources and knowledge to improve the lives of those who share the communities that we call home.

Here are some of the projects that we were fortunate enough to share in:

Make A Difference Foundation (MAD)

The primary goal of MAD is to identify academically talented South African learners from less fortunate backgrounds and support their education and life skills development up until the point at which they are ready to enter the job market. Smartcom first got involved with the Make A Difference Foundation in 2011 by donating modems and data contracts to the foundation.

In 2012 the need for Data contracts became even bigger and once again Smartcom happily got involved and made a difference. Smartcom will always have a strong relationship with the Make A Difference Foundation.

Ermelo Clothing Project

In 2016 Smartcom joined hands with Vodacom Mpumalanga and initiated a project where we took clothes to ladies less fortunate in the Ermelo area. Smartcom’s staff at head office came to the party and donated bags and bags of clothes and shoes for these ladies. During the event Madeleine Abrahams shared the importance of a woman, self confidence and gave some styling tips. These ladies were then taken one by one to choose an outfit of their choice. In the end there were so much clothes that most ladies received even a third outfit. Big thank you to Vodacom Mpumalanga for the support during this initiative, and Smartcom staff for all the contributions.

Queen Butterfly Foundation

Queen Butterfly Foundation was established to elevate the quality of lives of children and young adults with profound mental and physical disabilities. Through exercises, therapy and social activities, the children are encouraged to increase their levels of interactions with others, grow their physical functionality and develop healthy coping mechanisms as they make their way through their challenging lives.

In 2017 Smartcom started donating various lights to the NPO, and is still continuing to do so. We gave the Queen Butterfly Foundation these lights (to be used as they see fit), in order to grow and market their organisation to the best of their ability.

Early in 2018 we decided to do an interview with Palesa Mofokeng (founder and principal) to get a better understanding of their situation. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/_2yY_f80ZX8

This is an ongoing project that we feel proud to be associated with.