Jan 25, 2005
Africa’s largest food retailer, the Shoprite group has been richly awarded for its contributions to the development of stable economies and communities throughout the Continent and neighbouring islands – all the while offering consumers across the Continent a wide range of quality products at the lowest prices.
Most recently the Republic of Namibia’s Ministry of Lands, Resettlement and Rehabilitation thanked Africa’s largest food retailer for its contribution to job creation in the country when the Shoprite group became first runner-up in the Private Sector category of the Best Employer of People with Disabilities Award.
The selection was done in co-operation with Namibia’s Employment Equity Commission, and jduged the number of people employed with disabilities, their position in the company comparative to qualification, the provision of in-service training, training and development, as well as accessibility to the work environment, including provision of aiding devices.
The Division Rehabilitation commemorated the International Day of People with Disabilities in December 2004 by presenting the Best Public and Private Sector Employers of the Year with their Awards.
The Shoprite group offers career opportunities as well as a range of benefits to people who are serious about getting ahead in life. As a result of its growth and development, the Group employs more than 60,000 people who reflect the diversity of the communities in which it operates.
Shoprite Human Resources Director, Callie Burger, comments: “As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage our employees to advance their careers regardless of race, gender, colour, religion, age, origin or disability. We prefer to promote from within. If you perform your job well, are career-driven, have qualifications and availability, you can move through increasing levels of responsibility in various jobs.”
The Shoprite group is committed to pursuing a path of sustainable development and invests heavily in the communities and countries in which it operates by creating additional revenue to governments in the form of taxes, contributing to job creation and by aiding ordinary citizens with quality products at the lowest prices. More insight into the Group’s activities can be gained by visiting www.shoprite.co.za.