Since 2005, Home from Home has opened its doors to orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children in need of shelter and a warm, loving environment. The organisation has assisted hundreds of children to live happy and healthy lives through its 36 foster homes set up in the Western Cape, including four in the Eden Karoo region.
Here are some sincere, inspiring and encouraging stories we have received from customers, station owners and employees in the wake of our exciting news that we’ve been awarded level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment status.
Elegant Fuel was awarded a coveted level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) certificate on 9 April 2020, placing us among the small percentage of South African industry players who have achieved the highest level of contribution to B-BBEE.
“Our level 1 status underpins our proudly South African contribution as a service provider that is deeply invested in the development of our people and communities,” says director Faith Matsena.
We are living in unprecedented times, with the Covid-19 pandemic putting the world under immense pressure. In South Africa, it has forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to make some challenging choices, including a national lockdown, in an effort to save lives and curb the spread of the disease.
Elegant Fuel is playing its part during the national lockdown and beyond by providing an essential service, and remains fully operational during this time.
Elegant Fuel is backing South African judoka Geronay Whitebooi’s bid to qualify directly for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August.
“I’m really excited and really grateful to Elegant Fuel,” says Whitebooi, who won the African Championships title in 2019 in Cape Town. Whitebooi also earned a silver medal at the African Games in Rabat last year, and a bronze medal at the African Open in Dakar that year.
Elegant Fuel will be operating a full fleet of 51 tankers over the festive season to ensure holidaymakers in South Africa have round-the-clock access to fuel.
“We’re expecting about 30 000 vehicles to fill up at our stations every day over the festive season and we’re ready for that,” says Elegant Fuel director Ryno Strydom. “We’re ready to greet all travellers, to fill up their vehicles and to supply them with padkos (food for the road) from our convenience stores.”
Twelve years after starting work at Elegant Fuel, Dimakatso Motsomi still wakes up with the desire to put a smile on people’s faces. Motsomi is a cashier and petrol attendant at the Saulspoort Elegant Fuel station, about 60km north of Rustenburg.
The proud mother of two, who lives in Lerome, is inspired to go to work every day to provide for her family – she strongly believes that a mother’s role is to take care of her family and ensure that there’s food on the table every night.
August marks Women's Month in South Africa, a month during which we reflect on the amazing and incredible women who contribute to the stability and success of our country. Whether it's heading a company in the corporate workplace, starting a career, child-minding in a village or feeding and raising children, Elegant Fuel salutes each and every one of you. This month we share the stories of just five of the women who have been empowered by Elegant and who, in turn, help to make our business a successful one.