As part of Impala Rustenburg’s support of the global 16 Days of Activism movement, some of Impala Rustenburg executives spent the afternoon on 1 December 2021 packing over 250 care packs, and handing them over to the Phokeng Trauma Centre.
The Trauma Centre, located within the Phokeng Police Station, is a registered NPO that aids and supports women and children who have fallen victim to various crimes such as rape, physical abuse, trauma, and emotional abuse.
“The 16 Days of Activism movement is one that we at Impala Rustenburg feel strongly about supporting. We believe that in our homes, our workplaces and in our communities we need to stand together against the abuse of women and children. Part of our Impala Rustenburg awareness drive in support of this global initiative was to work with the Trauma Centre to assist them in the important work that they do for our communities,” says Mark Munroe, Chief Executive at Impala Rustenburg.
Each care pack contained essential items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, body lotion, face cloths, deodorant and underwear, while specific female care packs also contained sanitary pads, and children’s care packs contained a small teddy bear. Baby and toddler essentials such as nappies, blankets and Vaseline were also given to the Trauma Centre on the day.
Brig Reginah Ntaogae, acting District Commissioner of Bojanala Sub-District 2, Rustenburg expressed her gratitude on the donations, stressing the importance of partnerships between SAPS and the communities in and around Phokeng. Ntaogae continued to say “Impala Rustenburg have always supported SAPS in endeavours to safeguard women and children. Crimes against women and children have, and always will be a top priority and need to be eradicated at all costs. Members of the SAPS pledge their full support, never hesitating to ensure the safety of women and children in our country.”
Concludes Munroe, “We are also going to be delivering a revamped mobile home unit to the Trauma Centre. This is part of our continued commitment and well-established outreach programmes for our host mine communities.”