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Usave made a much-needed donation to the Ubuntu Soup Kitchen in Aberdeen to support their work in serving the communities of Aberdeen, Lotusville and Thembalisizwe.
The donation included essential equipment including a fridge, freezer, gas stove and cooking utensils. Usave also donated essential food items, blankets for the elderly, hand sanitizer as well as gardening aprons & hats.
Usave recently also donated seedlings and gardening equipment to support Ubuntu in establishing a food garden, which will provide the kitchen with fresh vegetables for their feeding scheme.
Shoprite Jabulani in Soweto today re-opened its doors after it closed temporarily following the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Two Usave eKasi trucks were deployed to Jabulani to enable community members to purchase basic food items and other necessities while the Shoprite Group worked around the clock to restock and rebuild affected stores, including Shoprite Jabulani.
The Shoprite Group is distributing thousands of hampers following the unrest, vandalism and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which has left many people destitute.
The Shoprite Group has made an initial donation of R1 million to its Act for Change Fund to help those communities in KZN and Gauteng affected by unrest. This Fund enables the Group’s customers to donate at till points in any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave nationally.
Those wanting to help family and friends in need following unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal can buy virtual vouchers and send them directly to their phones.
"It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build." - Nelson Mandela
People wishing to help communities affected by unrest can donate to the Shoprite Act For Change Fund in any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave nationally. The funds, which will be boosted by the Shoprite Group’s own R1 million initial donation, will be used by vetted organisations involved in relief efforts to help communities rebuild after the devastating effects of the unrest, vandalism and arson on many community members and their businesses.
As the authorities are restoring stability in pockets of KZN and Gauteng the Shoprite Group is working around the clock to repair and restock looted and damaged stores.
The Shoprite Group is working around the clock to re-stock and rebuild affected stores in KZN and Gauteng where unrest erupted earlier this week. It will re-open stores for business in these areas as soon as it is safe for both customers and employees. In other parts of the country all the Group’s stores are fully operational and fully stocked.
The Shoprite Group was announced 2021 Employer of Choice in the retail category of the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Employer Awards.
The Shoprite Group has a fundraising drive in all of its 764 Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper supermarkets countrywide in an effort to combat stunting, which impacts 1.5 million South African children, with 3 out of every 10 children suffering chronic malnutrition.
The Shoprite Group has opened bursary applications for Retail Business Management and Pharmacy students for the 2022 academic year. Registered university students with a 65% aggregate or higher are encouraged to apply via the Group’s Bursary and Graduate Opportunities page before 30 June 2021.
Shoprite has launched an exclusive free funeral benefit offering for its Xtra Savings members. The programme is underwritten by Outsurance and will provide free month-to-month funeral benefits to beneficiaries of those who opt in and swipe their Xtra Savings cards four times or more during a calendar month.
Checkers has unveiled a new premium range called Forage & Feast, which is being endorsed by South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.
Take a seat at our first-ever Virtual Easter Table and discover a hand-selected range of the finest foods #CheckersEasterFeast
With 1 in 5 households reporting weekly hunger, and a record 7.2 million unemployed people in South Africa, Shoprite has intensified its efforts to provide customers with products that are affordable and accessible.
While many have come to disregard the R5 coin’s purchasing power, Shoprite continues to look for ways to stretch it even further, by selling food and other essentials that require just a single coin.
The Checkers Gauteng division surprised medical personnel and healthcare workers at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital with a performance by members of the world-renowned Soweto Gospel Choir - observing all Covid-19 protocols.
The Shoprite Group now generates enough electricity to power over 1 100 households - 12 300 MWh of electricity - a year from solar energy, following the installation of rooftop PV (photovoltaic) panels at 19 sites in South Africa and Namibia.
In a year punctuated by an economic meltdown, the Shoprite Group’s commitment to its small suppliers have enabled these businesses to access new consumer markets and to retain much-needed jobs.
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