Clover Mama Afrika and MiX Telematics take to the road again – Over 7000 kilometres of ‘giving back’
Johannesburg, 22 September 2014 – MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, is once again sponsoring Clover Mama Afrika’s annual roadshow – a journey of more than 7000 kilometres that includes support visits to 30 Clover Mama Afrika centres across South Africa.
The Clover Mama Afrika project appoints women who are already making a difference in their communities through outreach and community care by further empowering them with sustainable skills that can be transferred to the community at large. This year, the project celebrates 10 years of change and development.
“MiX Telematics is proud to be the transport partner for this project for the third year running and believe that there is no better way to give back than to support the need for personal development and entrepreneurship in South Africa – exactly the sentiment on which Clover Mama Afrika is based,” says Brendan Horan, Managing Director of MiX Telematics Africa. “Not only are we a keen sponsor of this great initiative, but we also ensure that we provide Clover with adequate vehicle tracking and route management, helping them arrive on-time, safely, while reducing excessive fuel consumption throughout their journey.”
Professor Elain Vlok, Manager of Clover’s Corporate Services, says: “Our aim at Clover is to ensure that we provide mentorship to our ‘Mamas’ who work so hard in their communities in making a positive contribution and bringing about change. We also like to demonstrate appreciation for the work they do, and use this time with them to identify what it is that they need for their centres to be able to perform optimally.”
After a successful two months of travel around Gauteng and the North West as the start of this roadshow, the team is now en route to Richard’s Bay from which they embark on the remaining month-and-a-half trip across the country – including visits to Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal as well as parts of the Cape – and ending back in Johannesburg.
“This project has already impacted more than 15 500 children as well as over 2 500 elderly community members throughout South Africa, and we aim to continue with this commitment to the Mamas of our country,” says Prof. Vlok.
“We are privileged to have the opportunity to take this trip with Clover, not only as we get to engage with these phenomenal women, but also as we have the opportunity to see them operate so effectively in their environments – making a real change within their communities,” continues Horan. “We are committed to supporting the Clover Mama Afrika project again this year and look forward to witnessing the impact of increased skills’ transfer and needs analysis through this roadshow.”
“At Clover, this annual road-show provides us with the opportunity to really interact with the Mamas on a personal level and with the support of MiX Telematics we are able to both assess their ongoing needs as well as allocate further resources and time to these inspirational women,” concludes Prof. Vlok.
Track the progress of the roadshow via the official Clover Mama Afrika online and social media channels: