We encourage our employees to become involved in Cell C Kindness activities and in their own communities by lending voluntary support. We recognise that our employees have the right to choose to volunteer, and as such it's not enforced but freely undertaken and without financial gain. We provide up to 3 days per annum paid leave towards employee volunteering as well as match funding.
Cell C Employee Volunteer of the Year Award
An annual CEO Award is given to a Cell C Employee, Team or Region who epitomizes Cell C's caring attributes in such a manner and consistency that the effort stands out from others. The winner and runner ups are awarded with a cash amount to use towards purchasing goods to donate to a charity of their choice.
Cell C Employee Volunteer Award Recipients:
2018: The recipient of the 2018 Cell C CEO Award for Employee Volunteering, for the second consecutive year, was our KZN Region. The region, under the leadership of CSI Champion, Alicia Lutchman once again epitomised the company's caring and giving attributes in such a manner and consistency that their efforts stood out from others. The Managing Executive, Dean Jooste, leads by example and is actively involved with his team, fully supporting all the initiatives his regional volunteers embark on. They showed passion, commitment and sustainability by adopting NPO, "Haven of Rest" and embarking on various fundraising and collection drives benefitting the Haven over an extended period. We applaud their spirit of kindness.
2017: Alicia Lutchman and the KZN Regional Office were the recipients of this year's coveted Cell C CEO Employee Volunteering Award. The region adopted Haven of Rest, a children's home situated in Tongaat, and assisted them with activities throughout the year. Highlights include a school stationary drive, where they donated school backpacks and supplies to the children, a children's party and a clothing collection drive.
2016: The Cell C IT department won the coveted award for their extraordinary contributions towards communities in need. In October 2015, the team collected over 200 school bags, filled with stationery for their Back to School project. These were distributed in Alexandra and Buccleuch. In March 2016, they assisted moms and babies in need and collected 52 baby hampers which were donated to the Gift if the Givers, Colours of Hope and Village Safe Haven. The team also collected winter packs for Miss SA 2016's Winter Warmer drive.
2015: Mandla Ncube was awarded the company's prestigious CEO Employee Volunteer of the Year Award at the inaugural Cell C CEO Awards. He has shown innovative ideas and passion in the way he has helped unfortunate children to receive a brand new pair of school shoes. In doing so he is a shining example of how we can all make a difference in the community. Cell C contributed R20 000 towards purchasing more shoes that were handed out to learners at Welizibuko Primary School in Soweto.