VW gives back to SA community

2012-04-24 11:30

Volkswagen SA has donated two Crafter buses to the Nokuphila Community Services, a non-profit organisation based in kwaThema, Springs.

The NCS provides after-care support to over 350 school children. Nokuphila also provides support to families and people affected by HIV/Aids.

The two converted Volkswagen Crafter buses with a combined value of R800 000 will be used to supplement Nokuphila’s transportation programme which includes shuttling learners from schools in KwaThema.


The Crafters will also transport HIV/Aids patients to health facilities in Gauteng.

David Powels, managing director of VW, said: “Volkswagen Group South Africa is privileged to partner with Smollan Group and Toll Group in making a difference to the community of KwaThema by providing resources that give them opportunities for a brighter future. Volkswagen is a people-oriented company. We always strive to be a company with meaning and impact in the communities where we operate.”

Dumani Sibeko, chairperson of NCS said, “We are very grateful to Smollan Group, Volkswagen and Toll Group for the donation of the two Volkswagen buses. We believe this donation will contribute immensely to our fight against poverty and will ensure that our children are transported in comfortable and safe buses.”

The Smollan Group is one of VW biggest fleet customers and the Toll Group is an international integrated logistics company.